School-Centered Organizational Model

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In the organizational model of the Clark County School District, schools are at the top and guide the work of Central Support and Services. Central departments and divisions provide the foundation to ensure that schools have the support they need to positively impact our diverse students. The work of Central Support and Services is critical to supporting District goals and eliminating barriers to meeting the needs of our students.

Organizational Workflow and Structure

A school-centered organizational model ensures that schools’ main focus can be on meeting the needs of students.

  • The superintendent oversees all District operations and is supported by the “superintendency.” The superintendency is part of the superintendent’s team and acts on the superintendent’s behalf. This team includes the School Associate Superintendents and other top District leadership.
  • Similarly, the principal oversees all school operations. The principal is supported by the “principalship.” The principalship is part of the principal’s team and can consist of administrators, teacher leaders, support staff, parents, students, and community members.
  • The School Associate Superintendents supervise the schools. Departments and divisions provide central support and services to schools.

In the school-centered organizational model, all individuals have only one supervisor. Communication, directions, and resources follow a clear path through School Associate Superintendents to schools, who are ultimately responsible for the implementation and results of all school programs. Schools don’t have to balance requests from multiple sources, because direction is only provided to schools by the Associate Superintendents. However, communication and assistance can still flow directly between schools and Central Services. The document to the right explains this model in further detail.


Example of the Workflow in Action

The Title I Department is responsible for applying a Free and Reduced Lunch percentage formula to determine Title I allocations for each school. The example below illustrates the process of communicating allocations and monitoring implementation under the school-centered organizational model.

  • The Title I Department communicates allocations to School Associate Superintendents (SASs).
  • SASs are responsible for distributing allocations to the schools they supervise and monitoring the schools' submission of Title I budgets.
  • Schools can contact the Title I Department for consultation. The department provides service, not direction.