The school is organized for carrying out its educational objectives. The administration must be the leading force in providing a climate conducive to learning where individuals in the school may exercise the right to develop to their fullest potential. The administration of the school is given the authority to ensure the successful functioning of the school in all phases of its program. The quality of leadership provided by the administration is a prime factor in the effectiveness of the school.
4.0 The governing body is responsible for formulating the policies of the school.
The agenda, and minutes of each meeting of the Education Commission along with bylaws and budget of the Education Commission is on file in the principal and asst. principal’s office.
The Education Commission subcommittee structure includes Development, Finance, Policy and Planning and Building & Grounds Committees.
4.1 New members of the school board/education committee or commission were oriented to their roles and responsibilities.
Basic orientation along with committee assignments has occurred in May of each year with new board members and in the fall. It has taken more than one year on the commission, however to really get the hang of the committees and the tasks at hand, therefore, a recommendation for change is appropriate here.
4.2 New staff members and new members of the school community (e.g., parents and students) were oriented to the philosophy/mission statement.
Mission Statement and philosophy are in all handbooks, parish school annual newsletter and on the web site.
New families and staff meet with the principal prior to the acceptance and the mission and philosophy are discussed and agreed upon.
4.3 The school has a qualified individual who is responsible for the administration and the supervision of the school.
The principal is qualified as to the standard in terms of education and teaching experience as well as being licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Mr. Stephen Bolser.
4.4 The administrator’s duties and qualifications are clearly stated in a written job description.
The principal as well as assistant principal’s job descriptions are found in faculty handbooks located in the office.
4.5 The administrator possesses a minimum of a Master’s Degree, 20 graduate semester hours in education courses and at least two years of teaching experience. The provision is met or will be met within three years of the person assuming the position.
The information is in the master file in the principal’s office for staff.
4.6 All personnel working in the school are responsible to the administrator for the performance of their school-related duties.
Annual goals, observations and evaluations are in personnel file in principal’s office.
See principal’s job description (sec 4.4). The principal meets with the pastor to periodically report status of the school, and to update on all activities.
4.8 The school is incorporated or is part of the legal corporation.
The school is part of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish and subject to Canon Law corporate regulations.
4.9 Policies are in published form and made available to school employees, parents, and students.
All school policies are in the Faculty and Parent/Student Handbooks as well as on-line. Handbooks are made available at the beginning of school each year.
4.10 The administration receives a written evaluation at least once every three years to foster personal professional growth and to determine their effectiveness in fulfilling the requirements of the job description.
The pastor evaluates the principal yearly and completes the diocesan "Pastor Evaluation Form." In addition, the faculty evaluates the principal yearly. The evaluations are in the principal’s office in the administrative personnel file.
4.11 The administrator is directly involved in the selection, assessment, evaluation, retention, and dismissal of all personnel hired for the school.
The principal interviews, and recommends the hiring for all personnel for the school and would also be the primary agent for the parish to recommend dismissal. The principal annually works with the school personnel to develop goals, evaluate the staff and their professional development goals as outlined by the Diocesan Professional Development Process. All records are in personnel files in principal’s office.
4.12 The administrator participates in the continuous evaluation and development of the staff and the school’s program.
The principal is involved in the selection of inservice speakers, the Diocese of Madison’s Area 3 inservice planning, has been involved with the Central Institute Planning for the Diocese and is the primary staff development coordinator at the school in terms of teacher evaluation and remediation.
THE SUMMARY REPORT FOR ADMINISTRATION/GOVERNANCE.
School’s Primary accomplishments in this area for the last five years.
Weaknesses or Concerns in the area of Administration /Governance
Prepared by: Steve Bolser and Patty Chryst
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