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CD – Line and Staff Relations

  • Document Link: CD – Line and Staff Relations
  • Title: Line and Staff Relations
  • Section: C. General School Administration
  • Adoption Date: 07/16/2020
  • Ref Code: N/A

Descriptor Code: CD
Line and Staff Relations

The Cherokee County Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to establish clear understandings on the part of all personnel of the working relationships in the School District. Lines of direct authority will be those approved by the School Board and shown on the School District organization charts. Each administrative employee will be responsible to the School Board through the Superintendent.

Personnel will be expected to refer matters requiring administrative action to the supervisor to whom they are responsible. The supervisor will refer such matters to a higher administrative authority when necessary. Additionally, all personnel are expected to keep the person to whom they are immediately responsible informed of their activities by whatever means the person in charge deems appropriate. If a position shown on the organization chart is unfilled, the persons who would normally report to that supervisor will report to another supervisor as assigned. 

It is expected that the established lines of authority will serve most purposes.

The School Board recognizes that formal lines of authority are necessary for efficient management; however, these provisions should not be allowed to inhibit the development of ideas and concepts which are frequently generated in the more informal settings. Lines of authority do not restrict in any way the cooperative, sensible working together of all staff members at all levels in order to develop the best possible school programs and services. Therefore, the School Board expects the Superintendent and staff to nurture informal communication lines within and between divisions and departments that are both vertical and horizontal.

The established lines of authority represent direction of authority and responsibility; when the staff is working together, the lines represent avenues for a two-way flow of ideas to improve the program and operations of the School District.

ADOPTED: August 2, 2001      REVISED: July 16, 2020