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Encyclopedia > School superintendent

In education, a superintendent (also known as a chief school administrator in many states) is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization.


In the United States

Many state departments of education in the United States refer to their administrators as superintendents. Department of Education may refer to any of several government agencies: United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (until 1996 named Department of Education) Scottish Education Department United States United States Department of Education United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Many U.S. states also have their own...


Generally, school district superintendents are selected by a school board of a local school district. They are typically given overall responsibility for personnel selection and appointment, preparation of operating budgets, and implementation of school policies and regulations. A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a local school district. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ...


As the senior administrator of a school district, the superintendent primarily supervises public schools in the district; evaluates performance of teachers and, in some cases, recruits and dismisses school staff; and acts as a check on the power of school principals. The superintendent may also be elected by the board to serve as the president or Chairman on the school board.[citation needed] The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... A principal is: The head of an educational institution. ... Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a local school district. ...


Most states give school superintendents membership on the board of education of their school district, but they usually cannot vote as members of the board. [citation needed]


Other countries

The term 'superintendent' is rarely used for education in Great Britain (possibly to avoid confusion with the police rank); in most Local Education Authorities the equivalent title is Chief Education Officer. Superintendent (Supt. ... A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ...


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Superintendent (education) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (149 words)
In education, a superintendent (also known as a chief school administrator in many states) is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization.
Many school superintendents are elected by a school board.
They are typically given overall responsibility for personnel selection and appointment, preparation of operating budgets, and implementation of school policies and regulations.
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