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303.5 - Building Principal Qualifications, Appointment, and Responsibilities

In order to assist the superintendent in carrying out the responsibilities of their office, and at the recommendation of the superintendent, the school board may approve one or more principals to perform such duties as assigned by the superintendent and outlined in the function statements of Policy 303.5-R.

Building principals must have the following qualifications:

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited institution;
  2. The necessary licensure as required by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners; and
  3. Sufficient educational background and experience to merit recommendation by the superintendent.

Principals will perform duties and responsibilities as designated by the superintendent subject to the policies of the school board, the Code of Iowa, federal law, and negotiated contracts.

Adopted: 2/01
Reviewed: 4/13; 12/16; 11/19; 3/23
Revised: 12/10; 11/11; 8/14
Related Policy: 300.1; 301.1; 303.1-3; 303.5-R; 304.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8, .21; 281 IAC 12.4