What is the role of the Principal?

The Principal is the educational leader and administrator of the school and is responsible for the school, teachers and other employees at the school. The Principal is accountable to the Superintendent and must oversee the educational progress of students in the school.

The duties of the Principal are outlined in s. 28 of the  Education Act. The duties of the Principal include:

  • working with the Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) and staff to prepare and implement a School Improvement Plan
  • submit the School Improvement Plan to the DEC and report on the performance of the school
  • hiring staff at the school
  • encouraging professional development for teachers and other staff
  • evaluating teacher and staff performance
  • responsibility for funds provided to the school and money raised by the school
  • ensuring that provincial, district and school policies are being followed
  • establishing and participating in the PSSC

New Brunswick District Education Councils (DEC)

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