DP(LEGAL) - PERSONNEL POSITIONS

Principal

Qualifications

Certification

Duties

  1. Approve all teacher and staff appointments for the campus. [See DK]
  2. Set specific education objectives for the campus, through the planning process.
  3. Develop budgets for the campus.
  4. Assume administrative responsibility and instructional leadership, under the supervision of the superintendent, for discipline at the campus.
  5. Assign, evaluate, and promote all personnel assigned to the campus.
  6. Recommend to the superintendent the termination, suspension, or nonrenewal of an employee assigned to the campus.
  7. Perform any other duties assigned by the superintendent pursuant to board policy.
  8. Regularly consult with the campus-level committee in the planning, operation, supervision, and evaluation of the campus educational program. [See BQ series]
  9. Each school year, with the assistance of the campus-level committee, develop, review, and revise the campus improvement plan. [See BQ]
  10. (For high school principals only) Serve, or appoint someone to serve, as deputy registrar for the county in which the school is located. Election Code 13.046

Principal's Report to Superintendent

Educators

  1. Of an educator's termination of employment or resignation following an alleged incident of misconduct under Education Code 21.006(b); or
  2. The principal knew about an educator's criminal record under Education Code 21.006(b)(1).

Noncertified Employees

  1. Abused or otherwise committed an unlawful act with a student or minor; or
  2. Was involved in a romantic relationship with or solicited or engaged in sexual contact with a student or minor.

Sanctions and Administrative Penalty

Criminal Offense

School Nurse

Minimum Salary Schedule

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Nursing Peer Review Committee

  1. For vocational nurses, if the person regularly employs, hires, or contracts for the services of eight or more nurses; and
  2. For professional nurses, if the person regularly employs, hires, or contracts for the services of eight or more nurses, at least four of whom are RNs.

Note: Education Code 33.002 regarding certified school counselors applies only to school districts that apply for, receive, and allocate funds under Education Code 33.002(a).

Certified School Counselor

  1. Employing a part-time certified school counselor.
  2. Employing a part-time teacher who is also certified as a school counselor.
  3. Entering into a shared services agreement with one or more other districts to share a certified school counselor.

Note: Education Code 33.006 applies to all districts that employ school counselors.

School Counselor Duties

  1. Participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive developmental guidance program to serve all students and to address the special needs of students who are:
    1. At risk of dropping out of school, becoming substance abusers, participating in gang activity, or committing suicide;
    2. In need of modified instructional strategies; or
    3. Gifted and talented, with emphasis on identifying and serving gifted and talented students who are educationally disadvantaged;
  2. Consult with students' parents or guardians and make referrals as appropriate in consultation with parents or guardians;
  3. Consult with school staff, parents, and other community members to help them increase the effectiveness of students' education and promote student success;
  4. Coordinate people and resources in the school, home, and community;
  5. With the assistance of school staff, interpret standardized test results and other assessment data that help a student make educational and career plans;
  6. Deliver classroom guidance activities or serve as a consultant to teachers conducting lessons based on the school's guidance curriculum; and
  7. Serve as an impartial, non-reporting resource for interpersonal conflicts and discord involving two or more students, including accusations of bullying under Education Code 37.0832.

Nonphysician Mental Health Professional

  1. A psychologist licensed to practice in this state and designated as a health-service provider;
  2. An RN with a master's or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing;
  3. A licensed clinical social worker;
  4. A professional counselor licensed to practice in this state; or
  5. A marriage and family therapist licensed to practice in this state.

Education Code 38.0101

Note: For information about mental health treatment, including counseling, see FFEA.

School Psychological Services

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)

Scope of Practice

  1. Addressing special education eligibility;
  2. Conducting manifestation determinations;
  3. Assisting with the development and implementation of individual educational programs (IEPs);
  4. Conducting behavioral assessments; and
  5. Designing and implementing behavioral interventions and supports.

Standards

Notice of Assignment or Subcontract

Compliance with Applicable Education Laws

  1. Texas Education Code;
  2. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232g;
  3. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.;
  4. Texas Public Information Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 552;
  5. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  6. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 42 U.S.C. 12101;

Argyle ISD

DP(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 115

DATE ISSUED: 6/30/2020