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10.55.705    ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL: ASSIGNMENT OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS/PRINCIPALS

(1) School systems with nine or fewer FTE licensed staff and without a licensed superintendent may use a supervising teacher and the services of the office of the county superintendent to satisfy principal requirements.

(2) The assignment of licensed principals shall be based upon student enrollment and prorated as applicable. Principal assignments are as follows:

(a) 0.25 FTE licensed principal shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 125 to fewer than 175 students;

(b) 0.50 FTE licensed principal shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 175 to fewer than 250 students;

(c) 1.0 FTE licensed principal shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 250 to fewer than 550 students;

(d) 2 FTE licensed principals shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 550 to fewer than 1050 students;

(e) 3 FTE licensed principals shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 1050 to fewer than 1550 students;

(f) 4 FTE licensed principals shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 1550 to fewer than 2050 students;

(g) 5 FTE licensed principals shall be assigned to schools with enrollments of 2050 or more students.

(3) No individual principal assigned pursuant to the ratios in (2) may be assigned as more than 1.0 FTE.

(4) In a school that requires two or more FTE administrators/principals, at least one individual shall be appropriately endorsed as principal. At least a second administrator shall have an administrative endorsement(s) at the appropriate level(s) and in the area(s) that accurately reflects the administrator's supervisory responsibilities. For example, a school may assign properly licensed and endorsed curriculum coordinators to supervise the appropriate instructional programs. No individual administrator assigned pursuant to the ratios in ARM 10.55.705(2) may be assigned as more than 1.0 FTE.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1137, Eff. 5/29/92; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 3309, Eff. 11/28/02; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 692, Eff. 5/25/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13.

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