Oswego City School District
120 East First Street
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-341-2000

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Adoption Date: 12/20/2011
4000 - ADMINISTRATION

ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS
4210 Administrative Organization and Operation

The basic principles of Administrative Organization and Operation are:

 

         a)      The working relationships shall involve two (2) types of officers: line and staff. Line organization involves a direct flow of authority upward and downward from Superintendent to Building Principal. A line officer has power and authority over subordinates. Staff officers do not stand in the direct line of authority; they serve as coordinators or consultants.

 

         b)      The Board of Education shall formulate and legislate educational policy.

 

         c)      Administrative regulations shall be developed by the Superintendent in cooperation with affected or interested staff members or lay persons.

 

         d)      The Central Office staff shall provide overall leadership and assistance in planning and research.

 

         e)      A reasonable limit shall be placed upon the number of persons with whom an administrator shall be expected to work effectively.

 

         f)      Areas of responsibility for each individual shall be clearly defined.

 

         g)      There shall be full opportunity for complete freedom of communication between all levels in the school staff.

 

Line Responsibility

 

All employees of the District shall be under the general direction of the Superintendent. Teachers shall be immediately responsible to the Principal of the building in which they work. Other employees shall be immediately responsible to the administrative personnel under whom they work directly.

 

         Administrative officers shall refer such matters to the next higher authority when deemed necessary.

 

         All employees shall have the right to appeal any decision made by an administrative officer to the next higher authority and through appropriate successive steps to the Board.

 

The lines of responsibility/reporting shall be as depicted on the organizational chart.