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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 3:40

General School Administration


Duties and Authority

The Superintendent is the District's executive officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the District schools in accordance with School Board policies and directives, and State and federal law. District management duties include, without limitation, preparing, submitting, publishing, and posting reports and notifications as required by State and federal law. The Superintendent is authorized to develop procedures to implement School Board

The Superintendent may delegate to other District staff members the exercise of any powers and the discharge of any duties imposed upon the Superintendent by Board of Education policies or by Board vote. The delegation of power or duty, however, shall not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for the action which was delegated.

Qualifications and Appointment

The Superintendent shall have the qualifications as specified in the Superintendent’s job description. The Superintendent must have and maintain a Professional Educator License with a superintendent endorsement issued by the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. When the office of the Superintendent becomes vacant, the Board of Education will conduct a search to find the most capable person for the position. Qualified staff members who apply for the position will be considered for vacancy.


The School Board will evaluate, at least annually, the Superintendent’s performance and effectiveness according to the terms contained in the Superintendent’s employment agreement. A specific time should be designated for a formal evaluation session with the School Board. The evaluation should include a discussion of professional strengths as well as performance areas needing improvement. The Superintendent shall annually present evidence of professional growth through attendance at educational conferences, additional schooling, and in-service training.

Compensation and Benefits

The School Board and the Superintendent shall enter into a contract that conforms to this policy and State law. This contract shall govern the employment relationship between the School Board and the Superintendent. The terms of the Superintendent’s employment agreement, when in conflict with this policy, will control.

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/10-16.7, 5/10-20.47, 5/10-21.4, 5/10-23.8, 5/21B-20, 5/21B-25, 5/24-11, and 5/24A-3.
                       23 Ill. Admin. Code §§ 1.310, 1.705, and 29.130.

CROSS REF:   2:20 (Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification), 2:130, (Board Superintendent Relationship). 2:240 (Board Policy Development), 3:10 (Goals and Objectives)

ADOPTED:       December 8, 1997

REVISED:        October 24, 2005

REVIEWED:     October 26, 2009

REVISED:        January 25, 2010

REVIEWED:     July 20, 2015

REVISED:        September 14, 2015