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George Junior Republic Union Free SD

Principal Job Description


Minimum Qualifications:

MS in Education (copy required upon initial hire date)
Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
Yearly Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)
Experience as a school administrator
Certification: School Administrator and Supervisor (or School District Administrator)


Preferred: Prior experience as an administrator in a Special Education setting


Schedule: 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday  Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program.


Objective of Position: To supervise all related functions and develop necessary operating procedures for continuance of a quality educational program


Position Level: Will work under the direct supervision of the Superintendent




See that the school conforms with the policies of The George Junior Republic and the regulations of the State Department of Education and Social Services.
Recommend the number and types of proper personnel for the operation of the school program; also recommend policies concerning organization, finance, instruction, physical plant and other phases of the educational program.
Provide or assist for in-service education of all instructional personnel.
Introduce new ideas, opinions and theories about educational method and management to all school staff.
Act as a consultant to any and all educational staff members.
Continuosly update the present educational curriculum and implement the changes as they occur.
Assist in the selection, retention, evaluation, reassignment, and promotion of all building personnel.
Plan and process all financial grants from the State and Federal governments, i.e. Chapter I, Deliquent Neglect Funding.
Establish procedures for active communication between school personnel and cottage personnel.
Aid in development of the annual budget for the ensuing year and submit it to the Superindent and, after approval, control its execution.
Keep the Super intendent constantly informed on the condition and progress of the school.
Attend all School Board meetings and be prepared to give an educational report if required.
Approve all necessary equipment and supplies for the educational program.
Adhere to the philosophy of The George Junior Republic and the rules, requirements, and recommendations of the New York State Department of Social Services.
Assist the Superintendent in other delegated functions.
Assist in evaluating the condition of the school buildings, grounds, and equipment to ensure optimal learning opportunities and make recommendations for improvements.
Provide leadership and structure for meeting the day-to-day operating needs of the school buildings, including compliance with applicable State Building codes relative to fire drills.
Provide leadership in establishing and enforcing regulations for student behavior.
Provide leadership in the planning and supervision of extra curricular and co-curricular activities.


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