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Horizon School Division
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AP 481 - Role of the Vice-Principal
The vice principal shall assist the principal in ensuring and safeguarding the smooth, efficient operation of the school under their care and control, according to the provisions of the Saskatchewan Education Act 1995 and the direction of the Director of Education. It is expected that the vice-principalship is considered as a preparatory position for aspiring principals.


1.       A vice principal shall be appointed at the discretion of the Director of Education based on the needs of the school and division. The amount of administrative time to be allotted to the vice principal will be determined by the principal in consultation with the Director of Education (or designate) and will be taken as part of the total amount of administrative time allotted to the school.

2.       Specific duties of the vice principal shall be decided by the principal in consultation with the vice principal and the principal will convey the assigned duties of the vice-principal to the staff; however, the professional practice competencies for school leaders in Horizon School Division shall also apply to position of vice principal.

3.       Performance ResponsibilitiesThe Vice Principal's performance and evaluation is reflected in the components of Appendix 420A – Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders.

Saskatchewan Education Act 1995, Sections 85, 87, 109, 175, 231
Horizon School Division Board Policy Handbook, Policy 15
Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders
Role of the Principal AP- 480

November 4, 2016