The Principal of Alternative Education Programs serves as the educational leader and administrator in charge of the school site, facilities and programs thereof to provide leadership to advance the District’s mission and vision to obtain the ideal learning experience.
Plan, organize, control and direct the instructional programs, operations, plant and personnel for a High School or Alternative Education School or school of comparable size and complexity.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Provides leadership to school staff in interpreting district policies, defining and clarifying educational objectives, and stimulating high levels of job performance. E
Plan, organize, control and direct instructional activities, special programs, and plant operations; confer with District Office personnel regarding staff, programs, students, finances and legal requirements; implement and modify the school’s mission, goals, objectives and programs as needed. E
Plans, directs, and evaluates the instruction program in the school with an understanding and appreciation for the need to modify traditional curriculum to meet the needs of individuals students; communicate with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and District and State requirements. E
Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff. Requests new staff as needed. Recruits, interviews and recommends the employment of certificated personnel for staff. Assign faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objectives. E
Inspects school site to ensure proper maintenance, operations, and safety; assure proper management and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings, and grounds. E
Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, and administer programs; meet with advisory groups and individuals; select and organize new courses of instruction. Evaluates the effectiveness of courses in meeting needs of students. E
Assists teachers with programs and problems relating to pupils and instruction. E
Direct and participate in a planned program of classroom visitations and observations; document evidence of substandard performance; recommend discipline, reassignment, or termination of staff as appropriate. E
Supervises a fair and consistent student discipline policy. E
Studies and initiates the use of new teaching methods and staff development materials; initiates, encourages, and directs experimental and pilot programs of instruction. E
Enrolls students in the school; conducts preliminary interview with students and parents to explain school’s program and expectations; and determines the best individual program for each student. E
Responsible for the management of school resources, including revenue and expenditures, personnel, facilities, and equipment. E
Plan and direct the business operations of the school; develop and administer site budgets; assure proper allocation of funds for instructional and non-instructional equipment and materials. E
Coordinate and meet with school site advisory groups; conduct student/parent appeals; respond to and resolve parent, student, and staff complaints; represent the school at Board, District and community functions. E
Direct the implementation of staff development and in-service training; update staff on revised policies and procedures and implement changes. E
Supervises the preparation of periodic reports to the State Department of Education, the Superintendent or designee, and other reports as authorized or directed. E
Supervises the maintenance of records of student attendance and of permanent records of student accomplishment; direct the maintenance of student and staff records at the site. E
Responsible for maintaining an effective communication system, including keeping the Superintendent or designee informed regarding developments in his/her school. E
Promotes positive and effective relationships among staff, students, and parents. E
Assure the health, safety and welfare of students; oversee attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance, and other support services; provide individual academic and personal counseling to students and parents. E
Prepare and write correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school; arrange for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate. E
Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and implementing all student activities in the school. E
Responsible for being knowledgeable and current relative to District, State, and Federal policies, laws, and regulations as they relate to the school and its programs; Administer District and school site policies and safety programs. E
Serves on various District committees as directed by the Superintendent or designee. E
Perform related duties as assigned by the Superintendent or designee.
Possess a valid California driver’s license.
Posses a valid California Administrative Services credential or equivalent.
Five years of certificated experience in High School or Alternative Education, and at least three years of which should be in an administrative capacity in a middle school setting such as vice principal.
Extensive knowledge of High School/Alternative Education curriculum, instruction, student services (including special education), program and student assessment, and staff development skills and strategies.
School law and applicable sections of the State Education Code
Finance, attendance accounting, budget preparation and control.
State and local curriculum requirements.
Board and District policies, procedures, and regulations.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Public speaking techniques.
Basic computer operation.
Provide leadership in the development of high school/alternative education programs.
Organize, direct, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned certificated and classified staff.
Direct activities regarding personnel, budget, student services and activities, curriculum and instruction, and communications and articulation.
Plan and direct the budget and business operations of the school.
Establish, coordinate, and maintain communication with community and parent groups.
Plan, implement, direct and evaluation instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Additional Salary Information: Advanced Degree Stipend: $2,223 (Health & Welfare Benefits are included in the annual salary).
About Lindsay Unified School District
Our mission of Empowering and Motivating for Today and Tomorrow and all facets of the LUSD Strategic Design will continue to create many successes for our learners in the performance-based system. The dedicated and focused work of the past several years will bear much fruit as our learners continue to gain the academic knowledge and social skills that will effectively prepare them to reach their fullest potential.
The learning facilitators, leaders, and support staff in Lindsay Unified are proven professionals with an impressive record of dedicated service to the learners they serve. In Lindsay Unified, all learners are educated by people that are highly skilled, caring, compassionate, and persistent in maintaining high levels of academic rigor. We are an innovative, dedicated, committed team of people who are focused on learning and really believe in our learners.
With a relentless focus on student learning, the Lindsay Learning Community will continue to move closer to the section of the district’s Learning Vision which states “Every day, Lindsay students come to school and are met at their developmental learning level, they are challenged, they are successful, and the...y leave school wanting to return tomorrow.” As all components of the LUSD Strategic Design become a reality, Lindsay Unified will lead the way in transforming public education so that it will effectively prepare all learners for the challenges of the future!
Lindsay Unified has gained national attention in leading the transformation of public education. Join a team of deeply committed professionals with a track record of increasing academic achievement and dedicated service to the learners of Lindsay. The district’s Learning Vision states “ Every day, Lindsay students come to school and are met at their developmental learning level, they are challenged, they are successful, and they leave school wanting to return tomorrow.” Notable achievements include the following:
Since 2017, LUSD had increased 39.9 points in ELA and 33.6 points in Math on SBAC.
ELA increased from the 18th percentile in 2015 to the 48th percentile in 2019.
Math, increased from the 12th percentile in 2015 to the 37th percentile in 2019.
The number of learners graduating college and career ready increased by 8.4% in the last year.