There is an evaluation process the principals are taken through during the year to confirm that they are following policies and administrative procedures correctly. There is training provided for all administrators to continually learn and improve in their leadership role. The principals are held accountable to make sure they are following the negotiated master contract as well. There are requirements listed in this document such as scheduling of instructional minutes, the number of minutes of recess allotted, the way teachers can take time off, etc. The principals are held accountable to make sure they are compliant with the state guidelines as well. When an infraction or misstep happens, the principal is first talked to by district leadership and offered a refresher about the policies. A second infraction results in a write up being submitted to the superintendent and placed in their file. A third infraction results in meeting with district leadership to write an improvement plan together that lists out exact steps that will be taken to improve (Coughenour, personal communication, …show more content…
This department is ever vigilant in keeping current with the regulations and guidelines for keeping track of the money coming in and going out of the district as well as how that money is spent. The director of finance is required to meet with the state department regularly in order to stay current on financial compliance laws. The director also attends regional trainings regularly in order to make sure that the district is maintaining compliance with state and federal financial regulations. There are strict guidelines and procedures for the schools to make sure that money is being spent appropriately to best meet the needs of the students. Additionally, the district is audited each year to ensure compliance and appropriate use of funds. The financial procedures are all electronic now in order to remove a bit of human error that may have been present in the past. There are checks and balances in place to ensure that funds are being used appropriately. All expenses must be submitted for approval to the principal and the district. The principals are given some training on how to approve and code the expenses of their school so that they can be approved by the district. Being fiscally compliant and responsible are a priority to this district (Coughenour, personal communication, 11-15-16).
One key regulatory compliance process