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304 – Administrative Team

Code No. 304


The administrative personnel in the District shall be organized and operate as a team under the guidance and leadership of the Superintendent.  The team approach to administration contributes to better leadership decisions and to a healthier, more productive organization by facilitating communication, encouraging input and the utilization of varied expertise, reinforcing productive behavior, and inspiring greater commitment to the District.

Each member of the team shall be responsible for gathering and analyzing information and for sharing reasoned opinions with the other members of the administrative team.  Full and open communications are encouraged.  If the administrative team is to succeed, all participation must take place in an open and trusting context.  It requires, too, a strong commitment at the behavioral level by all team members.  When a decision is made, each member shall be expected to implement the decision.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent to develop guidelines and procedures for cooperative decision-making.

These policies shall also be interpreted to encourage school-based decision-making.  As educational leaders, administrative personnel may utilize councils, committees or other structures to assist in formulating recommendations and in implementing Board policies.

Date of Revision: May 22, 2017

Legal References: 20.4(2), 279.8, 279.20, 279.23, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4


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