Policy 301.1 - Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment


The Superintendent shall meet the certification requirements as designated by the State Department of Education. The Board shall determine professional qualifications.

The board will employ a superintendent to serve as the chief executive officer of the board, to conduct the daily operations of the school district, and to implement board policy with the power and duties prescribed by the board and the law.

The board will consider applicants that meet or exceed the standards set by the Iowa Department of Education and the qualifications established in the job description for the superintendent position. In employing a superintendent, the board will consider the qualifications, credentials and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. In keeping with the law, however, the board will consider the veteran status of the applicants. The board will look closely at the training, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of qualified applicants in making its final decision.

In choosing a superintendent, the board will also consider the school district's educational philosophy, financial situation, organizational structure, education programs, and other factors deemed relevant by the board.

The board may contract for assistance in the search for a superintendent.

Adopted: 02/06/89
Modified: 07/16/07; 03/16/15
Reviewed: 04/17/89; 07/18/94; 02/15/99; 06/18/07; 11/16/09; 10/06/14; 03/02/15

Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(i); 35C; 216; 279.8,.20 (2007).
29 U.S.C. 621-634 (1994).
42 U.S.C. 2000e et. seq. (1994).
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4)
1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 367.

Cross Reference: Series 301 Superintendent
Policy 201.3 General Powers and Duties
Series 202 Specific Duties of the Board
Policy 303.1 Administrative Structure

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