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Member Responsibilities

Longview ISD District Improvement Team
Member Responsibilities
 
In accordance with TEC 11.252(d), the Board shall ensure that an administrative procedure is provided to clearly define the respective roles and responsibilities of the superintendent, central office staff, principals, teachers, and district and campus committee members in the areas of planning, budgeting curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school organization.
 
Planning
The superintendent, principals, central office staff, program directors, teachers, and district and campus committee members shall be involved in annually preparing, reviewing, and revising district and campus improvement plans for plan content and purpose. The superintendent or designee shall report periodically to the Board on the status of the planning process including a review of the related administrative procedures, any revisions to improve the process, and progress on implementation of identified strategies. Principals shall set education objectives for the campus through the planning process. Committees shall be involved in establishing and reviewing the district and campus educational plans, goals, performance objectives, and major classroom instructional programs.
 
Budgeting
The superintendent shall prepare or cause to be prepared a proposed budget covering all estimated revenue and proposed expenditures of the district for the following fiscal year. Central office staff, program directors, and principals may act as the superintendent’s designees in preparing a proposed budget for the following fiscal year. Based on a comprehensive needs assessment, principals shall assimilate recommendations of the Campus Improvement Team and make recommendations to the District Improvement Team for the proposed budget.
 
Curriculum
The superintendent shall assume administrative responsibility and leadership for educational programs and services. Central office staff and program directors shall ensure that budgetary appropriations and expenditures are directly aligned with identified curricular and instructional needs of the district and campuses. Principals shall assume administrative responsibility and instructional leadership for the implementation of the district-approved curriculum and the instructional programs. Teachers will assist in the development and implementation of district-approved curriculum and instructional programs. Committee members shall provide input to the needs and development of the district and campus curricula. District and campus committees will annually review and evaluate the effectiveness of all curricular and instructional programs.
 
Staffing Patterns
The superintendent shall assume administrative authority for all assignment and evaluation of personnel in the district. Central office staff and program directors shall assign and evaluate central office nonprofessional staff as delegated by the superintendent. Principals shall assign, evaluate, and promote personnel assigned to the campus. Teachers may make recommendations regarding staffing needs and may assist the principal in the selection of campus personnel. Committee members shall provide input into staffing needs.
 
Staff Development
The superintendent shall ensure that all required elements of staff development such as technology training, conflict resolution, and discipline management strategies are provided. In addition, the superintendent will enable campus committees to determine staff development needs and conduct training to support the identified needs. Central office and program directors shall include appropriations in the budget to provide for identified district wide staff development training needs. Principals shall assume administrative responsibility for implementation of campus staff development training. Teachers shall recommend staff development training that align with the district and/or campus comprehensive needs assessment. Committee members shall provide input on the needs assessment as it pertains to staff development. The district and campus committees will participate in the development of and approval of the portions of the district and campus plans addressing district wide and campus staff development needs and necessary waivers, as appropriate.
 
School Organization
The superintendent shall supervise and approve matters of school organization such as restructuring, scheduling, personnel assignments, discipline management, and student services of the district. Central office staff and program directors may assist the superintendent in the supervision of school organizational matters. Principals shall supervise and approve matters of school organization such as restructuring, scheduling, personnel assignments, discipline management, and student services of the campus. Teachers and committee members will provide input for school organizational issues.