Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Superintendent of Schools
REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): All administrative and supervisory personnel of the district.
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: To provide leadership in developing and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services for students.


  1. Serves as the Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees by providing on his/her own initiative or upon request, advice, information and recommendations that relate to educational programs, school law, school finance, business management, employee relations, pupil personnel and school plant.

  2. Prepares board meeting agendas; attends and participates in all board meetings, except when excused by the board.

  3. Enforces all school policies and provides interpretation and clarification of such policies to the employees of the district; advises the board on the need for new and/or revised policies and sees that all policies of the board are implemented.

  4. Prepares and submits to the board recommendations relative to all matters requiring board action and places before the board such necessary facts, information and reports as needed.

  5. Submits to the board all tentative and final budgets. Implements the board-approved budget.

  6. Recruits, selects and recommends for employment the most competent teachers and other certified and non-certified employees for the school district.

  7. Assigns and transfers employees as needed.

  8. Establishes and maintains staff development for all employees.

  9. Meets with staff and community as needed.

  10. Delegates school duties knowing that the delegation does not relieve the superintendent of final responsibility.

  11. Keeps abreast of educational trends by advanced study, by visiting school systems, by attending educational conferences and by participating in professional organizations.

  12. Provides opportunities for curricular development and instructional improvements.

  13. Makes recommendations for facility additions, important renovations and major equipment purchases.

  14. Responsible for maintaining adequate records for the school, including a system of property inventory records, personnel, school population and scholastic records.

  15. Makes recommendations to the board concerning pupil transportation.

  16. Provides suitable instructions and regulations to govern the use and care of school properties.

  17. Supervises and evaluates the administrators, administrative secretary, business manager, coordinator for instructional technologies, community education coordinator, maintenance supervisor and kitchen manager.

  18. Assists the board in settling labor-management contracts.

  19. Prepares regular reports on school operation as requested by the board or required by Montana state law.

  20. Performs other tasks as deemed necessary by the board.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.


  1. Experience in teaching and school administration totaling at least 10 years.
  2. A valid superintendent’s endorsement, issued by the State Board of Education.
  3. Such alternative to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.