General System Administration
Administrative Personnel Other Than the Director
Duties and Authority
The Board of Directors establishes DAOES administrative and supervisory positions in accordance with the system’s needs and State law. This policy applies to all administrators other than the Director, including without limitation, Building Principals. The general duties and authority of each administrative or supervisory position are approved by the Board, upon the Director’s recommendation, and contained in the respective position’s job description. In the event of a conflict, State law and/or the administrator’s employment agreement shall control.
All administrative personnel shall be appropriately licensed and shall meet all applicable requirements contained in State law and Illinois State Board of Education rules.
The Director or designee shall evaluate all administrative personnel and make employment and salary recommendations to the Board.
Administrators shall annually present evidence to the Director of professional growth through attendance at educational conferences, additional schooling, in-service training, and Illinois Administrators’ Academy courses, or through other means as approved by the Director.
Administrative Work Year
The work year for administrators shall be the same as the DAOES fiscal year, July 1 through June 30, unless otherwise stated in the employment agreement. In addition to legal holidays, administrators shall have vacation periods as approved by the Director. All administrators shall be available for work when their services are necessary.
Compensation and Benefits
The Board and each administrator shall enter into an employment agreement that complies with Board policy and State law. The terms of an individual employment contract, when in conflict with this policy, will control.
The Board will consider the Director’s recommendations when setting compensation for individual administrators. These recommendations should be presented to the Board no later than the March Board meeting or at such earlier time that will allow the Board to consider contract renewal and nonrenewal issues.
Unless stated otherwise in individual employment contracts, all benefits and leaves of absence available to teaching personnel are available to administrative personnel.
105 ILCS 5/10-21.4a, 5/10-23.8a, 5/10-23.8b, 5/21B, and 5/24A.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §§1.310, 1.705, and 50.300; and Parts 25 and 29.
CROSS REF: 3:60 (Administrative Responsibility of the Building Principal), 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria), 5:250 (Leaves of Absence)
ADOPTED: June 18, 2020