Your District Administrators and What They Do
The information provided below is a general overview of each administrator's responsibilities. If you do not find the information you seek, please contact the
Superintendent of Schools
Wiley Dobbs, Ph.D.
The Superintendent supervises all activities of the Twin Falls School District and formulates school objectives, policies, plans, and programs. He prepares facts and explanations to assist the Board of Trustees in its duty of directing the school district. He is the board's chief executive officer and has the power to act for the board as delegated. The Superintendent directs the preparation of the annual budget and represents the school board in negotiations. He represents the district in dealing with other school systems, institutions and agencies, community organizations, and the public. He also has the authority to consolidate classes, assign pupils to buildings and classes, transfer pupils from one attendance area to another, and may (with the recommendation of the building principal) suspend pupils from school with cause.
The Associate Superintendent works closely with the district administrators, faculty and school patrons to meet the educational needs of the school system. She is responsible for the Title I, Migrant, ESL
and other Federal programs, as well as HR/Payroll, and programs and
assessment. In addition, the associate superintendent maintains close contact with all departments and schools in planning and anticipating personnel needs. She is responsible for helping employees resolve complaints, grievances, and other personnel management issues. She works with principals on difficult or sensitive personnel matters; assists in the development and interpretation of personnel regulations and policies; and develops and recommends salary policy and structure. Contact the associate superintendent if you are having personnel problems, are being sexually harassed, have concerns about the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family Medical Leave Act, or need a resource on Labor Law.
Clerk of the Board & Secretary to the Superintendent
The Clerk is available if you need something notarized, need help interpreting district policy, need information about board meetings or hearings, would like to be placed on the board meeting agenda, the principals' meeting agenda, or the PTA/PTO advisory board meeting agenda, or need information on attendance.
Elementary Programs Director
The Elementary Programs Director works with district administrators to implement programs and practices that improve student learning and the school district as a learning organization. He coordinates instructional leadership training; develops, implements, and evaluates in-service training programs; works with elementary school principals and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum assessments and new instructional materials, methods, services and programs; communicates the curriculum to staff and maintains a list of approved instructional materials; and directs elementary testing and evaluates results. The director is a resource for any questions regarding curriculum development and assessments, textbook adoption, or would like to be on a committee to improve curriculum and/or instruction.
Fiscal Affairs Director
Bob Seaman, CPA
The Fiscal Affairs Director assists with the district's financial management. He participates in budget preparation, distribution, and administration; directs the preparation of financial and accounting reports; provides information regarding district financial books, records, and reports; directs, plans, and coordinates financial data processing activities; supervises district investments, purchasing procedures, accounts payable processes, and payroll authorizations; and enacts controls over district cash management. Contact the director for audit, financial, budget or procedural information, assistance with accounting, budget preparation, or grant applications, or need a specific report.
Assistant Treasurer and Purchasing Agent
Contact the Assistant Treasurer if you need information on financial transactions, have a question about a purchase order, need help filling out a requisition, need your APECS number, you have received a curriculum order that has been sent directly to your facility, or have questions about vendors, catalogs, liability or property insurance, or equipment inventory procedures.
Accounts Payable Specialist
Accounts Payable is a good
resource for information regarding your budget. The specialist is
responsible for receiving packing slips, information and invoices.
If a person has questions regarding paper or general supplies,
payments of invoices, travel reimbursements, requisitions, finding
account balances, vendor information, setting up new vendors or are
interested in renting a district facility the Accounts Payable
Specialist can help.
Secondary Programs Director
The Secondary Programs Director
works with district administrators to implement programs and
practices that improve student learning and the school district as a learning organization.
He coordinates instructional leadership training; develops, implements, and evaluates in-service training programs; works with high school and junior high school principals and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum assessments and new instructional materials, methods, services and programs; communicates the curriculum to staff and maintains a list of approved instructional materials; and directs secondary testing and evaluates results. The director is a resource for any questions regarding curriculum development and assessments, textbook adoption, or would like to be on a committee to improve curriculum and/or instruction.
of Programs and Assessment
The Programs and Assessment Director
works closely with the Associate Superintendent and Construction
Facilities Manager overseeing transportation, Facilities Management
and Maintenance, Safe and Secure Learning and Work Environments,
District Food Services, and Technology Staff. The Director is the
District Test Coordinator and oversees the development, maintenance
and dissemination of the district website. This position also
analyzes data and assessments while monitoring the attendance zone
population shifts to maintain attendance zone boundary equability.
Other responsibilities include managing and chairing appropriate
of Support Services
The Support Services Director
works closely with the Associate Superintendent and the Elementary
and Secondary Programs Directors to oversee the Gifted and Talented
program, Special Education, Counseling Programs, Safe and Drug Free
Schools, Paraprofessionals, Mental Health Clinicians, a
psychologist, an audiologist and related services (Speech,
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, etc.). The Director oversees
and coordinates the development and in-service training for support
service professionals and implements Special Education programs as
needed in the schools providing the best possible support option for
student success. The Director of Support Services is the
resource for any questions regarding any of the Support Services.
Human Resources/Community Relations
The Community Relations Director coordinates internal and external district communications, plans district events, works with staff and media to promote and cover district events, prepares publications and promotional materials, and maintains the district website. Contact the specialist if you have information that you would like to release to the media or would like on the website, need help designing, writing or updating materials, need copies of district produced materials, or would like to speak to someone regarding a particular subject.
Human Relations Specialist
The Human Relations Specialist maintains certified and classified employee records. She is available to answer questions regarding employment, job descriptions, certification renewal dates, additional credits for course work, salary placement, sick leave bank, or leaves of absence.
Contact the Payroll Specialist if you have a question about your paycheck, payroll direct deposit, want to change your W4 withholdings, need to add or delete family members on your insurance, need to update your address or phone number, want to know how many sick, personal, or vacation days you have accumulated, need information on the sick leave bank, need to file a workers' compensation claim, or are ready to retire.
Information Technology Department Coordinator
Contact your building technician or the technology department if you need assistance with your password, log-in, network access or connectivity, network printers, e-mail account, user folders, server "share" folders, building's computer lab, district-purchased software, or classroom phone.
Food Service Supervisor
The Food Service Supervisor plans and supervises the preparation and serving of menus at all district schools, as well as any special meals required for district-sponsored events. She follows federal and state standards and guidelines in the operation of the school food service program, set prices, accepts bids from food providers, and maintains an inventory of all food and equipment. The supervisor should be contacted if you have questions about the food service employee salary schedule, need refreshments for a meeting, didn't receive your food, or have a problem with a menu.