Policy 301.2 - Superintendent of Schools - Contract


The Board of Directors may hire the Superintendent for a contract not to exceed three years. However, the Board's initial contract shall not exceed one year if the Board is obligated to pay a former superintendent under an unexpired contract.

The first two years of a contract issued to a newly employed superintendent is considered a probationary period. The board may waive this period or the probationary period may be extended for an additional year upon the consent of the superintendent. In the event of termination of a probationary or nonprobationary contract, the board will afford the superintendent appropriate due process, including notice by May 15. The superintendent and board may mutually agree to terminate the superintendent’s contract at any time.

If a superintendent’s contract is not being renewed by the board, the contract will be extended automatically for additional one-year periods beyond the end of its term until it is modified or terminated as mutually agreed to by the parties or until the superintendent’s contract is terminated consistent with statutory termination procedures.

It is the responsibility of the board to provide the contract for the superintendent.

If the superintendent wishes to resign, to be released from a contract, or to retire, the superintendent must comply with board policies dealing with retirement, release or resignation.

Adopted: Unknown
Modified: 02/06/89; 08/01/94; 03/01/99; 02/01/10
Reviewed: 04/17/89; 07/18/94; 02/15/99; 01/18/10; 02/02/15

Legal Reference: Iowa Code 20; 70; 279.8, .20; 601A (1993).
29 U.S.C. 621-634 (1988).
42 U.S.C. 2000e et. seq. (1988).
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4), 84-86.
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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