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Chief Operations Officer

CLASS TITLE: Chief Operations Officer

REPORTS TO: Superintendent


APPROVED: January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720



To provide support services for Madison County Schools necessary to ensure a positive, wellmaintained learning and work environment that supports the educational process and facilitates student achievement. Participate in the formulation of District policies and plans regarding instructional as well as non-instructional operations and resources. Serve as the principal advisor to the Board of Education and the Superintendent in matters related to noninstructional areas of the District. Coordinate with other governmental, business and community partners.



  • Direct and provide oversight for the operation of risk management, child nutrition services, transportation, technology, purchasing, maintenance, plant operations, warehouse and facility design and construction to ensure successful fiscal and operational practices and the integration of shared business processes.
  • Monitor and evaluate the construction process in terms of bonding, capital outlay, facilities planning and renovation. Works as Superintendent’s designee on the Local Planning Committee, a standing committee of the Madison County Board of Education, that researches and recommends facilities projects for the District.
  • Oversees the District’s Pupil Transportation Program that includes fleet scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, vehicle replacement, operator training, establishment of routes and stops, and pick-up/drop-off times.
  • Oversees the District’s Child Nutrition Program to include menu selection, meal production planning and scheduling, procurement, adherence to nutrition and sanitation regulations and requirements and appealing presentation on the serving line while operating as an enterprise fund.
  • Oversees the District’s Risk Management and Safety Program that includes protection of District assets, emergency/disaster preparedness, safety in the workplace, hazards material handling, accident prevention, and indoor air quality and personal protective training against health risks.
  • Oversees the District’s Technology Department which is responsible for development and implementation of computerized systems to include an intermediate and longrange planning for acquisition, installation and maintenance of technology, as well as establish and maintain district-wide business continuation plan. Manage overall use and implementation of technology. 
  • Models collaborative planning and shared decision-making.
  • Serves as a member of Superintendent’s Cabinet. Attends all board meetings.
  • Adheres to professional Codes of Ethics adopted by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques. 
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Research methods and report writing techniques.
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.


  • To perform the responsibilities as previously outlined.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Operate a computer terminal.
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • Master’s Degree • Five (5) years’ experience in the area of school leadership
  • At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
  • Certification as a school superintendent