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Superintendent, Perris Union High School District

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Perris, California
$269,549 - $316,635

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Job Category
Administrator, Superintendent
Grade Level
High School
Job Type

Job Details



Under the direction of the Governing Board, is responsible for the school system and its activities and for planning for the future organization, personnel, growth and development of the District. With staff, the Superintendent determines the methods by which the policies, rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees may be carried out. In this matter, it is recognized that the methodology of execution of the Board of Trustee policies, rules and  regulations  is  the  responsibility  of  the  Superintendent. 


  • Assumes immediate charge of the entire school system as the Governing Board’s Chief Executive  Officer
  • Coordinates the work of the entire administrative staff
  • Executes the policies, rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees or assumes responsibility for seeing that they are executed
  • Nominates for employment all certificated and classified personnel
  • Recommends dismissal of employees whenever there is evidence of unsatisfactory service within the limits of the law and the Governing Board’s regulations
  • With staff, assigns, directs, and supervises the work of all employees with due regard for the individual rights involved, and proposes adequate salary schedules for the various classes of employees
  • Recommends the approval of purchase of instructional guides, textbooks and equipment
  • Schedules classes for the various types of training and assigns space for them
  • Sees that appropriate instructors for the various curricular offerings are assigned
  • Decides the general methods of instruction to be used
  • Provides for the continuous review, and for revision of courses of study, when necessary, and presents these for adoption by the Board of Trustees
  • Directs the work of such special consultants as may be employed upon approval of the Board
  • Prepares guidelines for budget development
  • Prepares the annual budget and interprets it for the Board
  • Administers the budget after it is adopted and keeps expenditures within its limits
  • Provides  all  possible  economies  that  do  not  endanger  the  educational  program  and  its  results
  • Supervises the general business procedures of the District to secure the proper accounting of funds, supplies and equipment
  • Seeks to secure materials and supplies best suited to the educational needs of the District
  • Recommends all contracts to be entered into by the Board of Trustees and acts as authorized agent of the Board in contracts between the District and other governmental agencies
  • Responsible for recommending an adequate program of insurance in all phases of District operation  with  regard  to  those  prescribed  by  law
  • Makes proper reports to the Board, keeping the Trustees fully advised as to the financial status  of  the  District  and  all  the  implications  of  the  financial  aspects  of  school  administration
  • Supervises  the  development  of  the  building  program  of  the  District
  • Directs the planning of all educational features of new buildings or modernization of old buildings
  • Counsels the architects in the general plans for such building and maintains general supervision over their  work
  • Supervises and directs the building inspectors so that their work is adequately performed
  • Accepts general responsibility for the adequate completion of the building program in accordance with the educational needs of the District
  • Acts as authorized agent with various governmental officials in the building program
  • Supervises the general maintenance and operation of the physical plant and provides for efficient  methods  of  building  care  and  upkeep
  • Administers  all  schools  and  classes  established  by  the  Board’s  action
  • Provides  leadership  and  guidance  to  establish  the  pattern  of  education  to  be  offered  to  pupils
  • Recommends for Board approval the boundaries of school attendance areas within the District
  • Makes assignments of pupils to the different buildings or grades as may improve their education  with  approval  of  the  Governing  Board
  • Enforces  compulsory  attendance  as  deemed  by  law
  • Authorizes the closing of schools in case of emergencies involving the health and safety of pupils
  • Establishes and directs the program for providing the citizens of the community with adequate  information  about  the  schools,  the  reasons  for  the  activities  and  the  results  obtained
  • Serves  as  the  major  representative  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  to  the  public
  • Represents  the  District  in  the  community  by  interpreting  the  educational  program  to  parents, organizations,  the  press  and  other  community  agencies
  • Provides the required leadership to direct the school district in accomplishing the stated goals  and  educating  students  within  its  boundaries
  • Provides the leadership to carry out the stated policies of the Governing Board and to make recommendations  for  policy  changes  when  needed
  • Communicates effectively the educational program of the district to the citizens, staff, and parents  and  students
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and community  members. 

Salary Range: $269,549 - $316,635


  • Visual ability to read handwritten or typed documents, and the display screen of various office  equipment  and  machines
  • Able to communicate and obtain information in English
  • Able to sit (for sustained period of time), stand, stoop, kneel, bend, lift up to (25 pounds), carry  up  top  (25  pounds),  and  walk
  • Able to climb slopes, stairs, steps, ramps and ladders
  • Able to operate office machines and equipment in a safe and effective manner



  • Master’s Degree required
  • Doctorate Degree preferred


  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience.
  • Five years of successful administrative experience including a principalship 
  • Central office experience is desirable

Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the most acceptable educational practices, policies, and methods
  • Demonstrated  qualities of leadership requisite to the executive head of a school system
  • High moral character
  • Excellent health, stamina and stability
  • Demonstrated knowledge of school business practices
  • Ability to write and speak  clearly
  • Strong professional and personal principles and the courage to stand on those principles
  • Ability to understand the needs of a diverse community and to make sound decisions based  on  those  needs

Credentials and Licenses

  • TB Clearance
  • Drug/Alcohol Clearance
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance

Employment Status

  • Management Position



Established in 1987, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) is one of the oldest and largest search firms having assisted more than 1,600 school boards select exceptionally talented leadership in school systems across the nation, large and small, urban and rural. HYA’s reputation and experience make it one of the preeminent school district search firms in the nation and a standard which others often emulate. HYA Associates are located across the country to conveniently serve clients and are thus uniquely qualified to bring local – as well as national – perspectives, knowledge, experience, and connections to each search.

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