What does a superintendent do?
The superintendent functions as the chief executive of the district, and is responsible for managing employees, students, and the DPS budget. The superintendent sets rules and regulations for how to execute the management of the district, and is responsible for long-range planning. They take the vision and directives of the board and put them into action. Large areas of management and execution include setting instructional priorities; creating and implementing the district budget; leading human resources for the district’s employees; and setting the culture and tone for the district’s work.