Administer and enforce the provisions and regulations of state and federal laws, the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Education.
Assist the Superintendent in long-range budget development and direct the process of school funds to ensure that the district derives maximum benefits from the prudent expenditure of school dollars.
Supervise the district’s support services through the supervisors of transportation, food services, buildings and grounds, information management, and the funds and facilities.
Develop and administer the bidding and quotation program of the district.
Develop and maintain safety programs, policies and procedures of the district.
Manages the district’s construction, insurance and energy programs.
Compliance with Regulations
Completes local, state and federal reports in conformance with law and Commissioner’s Regulations.
Monitors and approves all requisitions in accordance with the law.
Develops and maintains appropriate records in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Advises the Superintendent on all questions relating to the business and financial affairs of the district.
Coordinates all financial audit related activities including those initiated by federal and/or NY State governmental agencies, the District’s appointed external audit firms, and the Board of Education’s Audit Committee.
Budget Development and Administration
Assumes primary responsibility for budget development and long-range financial planning.
Administers a budget control system for the district.
Prepares analysis of program costs and methods of financing, including long-range projections of requirements.
Coordinates, processes and controls transfers of budgeted funds as requested by supervisors and administrators.
Arranges for and supervises preparation, publication and distribution of budgets as approved by the Superintendent of Schools or the Board of Education.
Supervises the management of the financial affairs of the schools.
Establishes and supervises a program of accounting adequate to record in detail all money and credit transactions.
Supervises the collection, safekeeping and distribution of all funds.
Interprets the financial concerns of the district to the community.
Assists in the public presentation of the school budget at the annual meeting.
Maintains separate accounts for School lunch, Summer School and Continuing Education Program.
Supervises the accounting of all income and expenditures.
Assumes responsibility for the receipt and expenditure of school district funds.
Approves all vouchers authorizing the expenditures of monies.
Submits claims for refunds on sales and fuel taxes.
Projects revenue and expenditures; prepares prospectus for bond sales, management of short-term investment portfolio, and the like.
Develops a district safety program in consultation with appropriate staff members and district insurance representatives in accordance with state regulations.
Informs staff of appropriate safety guidelines by distributing guidelines, bulletins, newsletters and the like.
Attends appropriate conferences and workshops which provide updated information on the latest safety practices.
Assumes responsibility for written district and building safety program.
Supervises the maintenance of safety records in each district building.
Assumes responsibility for the district’s compliance with fire inspection standards.
Initiates and compiles fire inspection reports in cooperation with building administration.
Completes and maintains appropriate safety reports and records.
Insurance, Construction and Energy Programs
Assumes responsibility for the district’s insurance, construction and energy programs in conformance with county, local, state and federal regulations.
Develops a facility expansion program and supervises plant construction with assistance of appropriate staff members.
Prepares analysis of program costs and methods of financing.
Maintains appropriate records and accounting in accordance with standards.
Completes appropriate forms required by, local, county, state and federal agencies.
Bidding and Quotation Program
Prepares all bidding documents, including notice to bidders, specification and form of proposal.
Serves as the District's Purchasing Agent.
Initiates contacts with vendors relative to supply and equipment availability, invoices, purchase orders and contracts.
Obtains and studies comparative prices and quotations.
Purchase by competitive bidding, information quotations, items supply and equipment necessary for the operation of the school district.
Studies price trends and market conditions and keeps informed of sources and supplies and new product development.
Investigates quality and quantity of commodities purchased.
Monitors all purchase requisitions to determine correctness of information, price extensions, coding information and the like.
Develops and maintains appropriate records, such as vendors' register, commodity register, bidder's list.
Assumes responsibility for correspondence relating to school district purchasing activities.
Prepares periodic reports relating to the purchasing function.
Supervises the operation of the divisions of support services.
Assumes responsibility through department heads for the operation of perpetual inventory systems and central warehousing operation
Evaluates the performance of department supervisors
Assists in the recruiting, hiring, and evaluating of support services personnel
Demonstrated record (5 or more years) of successful teaching/administrative experience;
A Master's Degree or higher;
Hold a valid NYS Certificate as a School District Administrator (SDA), School District Leader (SDL), School District Business Leader (SDBL), or School Business Leader (SBL);
Experience in an educational setting;
About Frontier Central School District
The Frontier Central School District is located in the Town of Hamburg, along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie and in the shadow of the Peace Bridge to Canada. The District, with an estimated population of 38,000 comprises a suburban area of approximately 39 miles in the southern portion of Erie County, New York.
Student enrollment is approaching 5,000, making Frontier one of the larger school districts in the suburban region of Buffalo, New York. Frontier Central has four elementary schools: Big Tree, Blasdell, Cloverbank, and Pinehurst, a Middle School, Grades 6-8 and a High School, Grades 9-12 Administration and the Board of Education continue to closely monitor student population growth patterns within the geographic boundaries of the District, as new housing developments continue to be developed.
Frontier Central is committed to providing its students with a challenging, rigorous education preparing them to be college and/or career ready. In order to meet the needs of all students, the District provides a variety of programs and services to effectively support the educational process.
Technology enhances student learning in a variety of ways throughout the Frontier... Central School District. Integrated into the curriculum, technology offers teachers and students opportunities for addressing different learning styles through differentiated instruction, helping to meet all levels of students’ needs.
Each of the District’s four elementary schools offers a nurturing, caring, child-centered environment that fosters strong academic success. Emphasis is placed on developing confident students who are able to apply skills and knowledge to real-life situations, and act in a responsible, respectful manner. In addition, each of the elementary buildings has a STEAM lab, equipped with resources that help to ignite and develop creativity.
Academic intervention, in core subject areas, as well as a full continuum of special education services, including co-teaching, are available for students who qualify. A Pre-kindergarten program in collaboration with Head Start, an expanded and a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as a Before and After School Program, are also offered to district residents.
Frontier Middle School faculty and staff work with students to develop greater responsibility and independence as learners. An interdisciplinary approach to instruction provides students with numerous opportunities for academic success, as they prepare for the rigors of high school. Students follow a challenging curriculum and are encouraged to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including athletics and the arts.
Students attending Frontier High School are offered a comprehensive program of academics, business, fine arts and vocational programs. Advanced placement courses are offered in several subject areas. The collective accomplishment of a graduating class is often viewed as an indicator of a strong, highly successful school district.
Research indicates that students who are involved in school activities are those who are the most successful in life. Frontier Central offers a wide variety of extra-curricular experiences for students, including a Music Program that has received national recognition in the past from the Music Educators National Conference, which named Frontier as one of the top 100 school districts for the study of music.
Frontier's comprehensive interscholastic sports programs offers the chance for over 1,500 athletes to compete on 64 athletic teams. Frontier Athletics takes pride in our Middle School sports programs and are one of a few schools that offer multiple modified teams in sports such as Football, Cheerleading, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Boys Lacrosse and Baseball. We also offer Unified Basketball which is a NYSPHAA sponsored sport team in conjunction with Special Olympics. Frontier has also has been recognized by NYSPHAA as a Scholar Athlete School of Excellence.
Commitment to on-going professional growth for Frontier teachers is a major area of focus, ensuring that curriculum and instruction are taught to students in the most effective, rigorous manner. Courses are offered throughout the school year to staff. In addition to staff development provided by the District, training is offered through the Southtowns Teachers’ Center, a collaborative partnership with Frontier Central, Hamburg Central School District and Randolph Academy (Hamburg). Our district also works closely with Erie 1 BOCES for trainings.