of the Superintendent
Petaluma, CA 94952
Fax (707) 778-4736
Professional Standards for the Superintendent
The superintendent is the chief executive officer of
the school district and is directly responsible to
the Board of Education. As such, he is expected to
work for the fulfillment of the District goals and
objectives, as established by the Board, and to supervise
all District operations in accordance with Board direction
instructional team members in the District's K-12
schools have curriculum standards to which they must
teach. Our students have achievement standards that
they must attain to assure promotion between grade
levels and to graduate with a high school diploma.
Working in collaboration with the Association of California
School Administrators (ACSA) and the California School
Boards Association (CSBA) there are now Statewide
professional standards for District superintendents.
Professional administrative standards for educational
leaders are aligned to the Standards for Governance
as adopted by the Petaluma City Schools District Board
Standards for the Superintendent
Promotes the success of all students and supports the
efforts of the Board of Trustees to keep the Petaluma
District focused on student learning and achievement.
Values, advocates and supports public education to
all segments of the Petaluma community.
Recognizes, values, and respects the differences of
perspective and style on the Board and among staff,
students, parents, and the Petaluma community. Provides
timely and professional data that ensures that a diverse
range of views is represented, so the Board is informed
when making policy decisions.
The Superintendent acts with dignity, civility and
treats all individuals with mutual trust and respect.
Serves as a model for the value of lifelong learning
and supports the Board's continuous professional development.
Works with the Board, as a member of the District
Governance Team, to assure collective responsibility
for building a unity of purpose, communicating a common
vision, and creating a positive organizational culture.
The Superintendent understands the distinction between
the School Board and District Staff roles and responsibilities.
Understands that authority rests with the Board as
a whole. The Superintendent provides information, data,
and guidance to the Board to assist in their policy
decision making responsibilities.
The Superintendent communicates openly with trust
and integrity. He provides all Members of the Board
with equal access to information and recognizes the
importance of both responsive and anticipatory communications.
Accepts leadership in responsibility and accountability
for implementing the vision, goals, and policies of
the District's Board of Education.
Superintendent's Responsibilities and