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303.3 Administrator Contract & Contract Nonrenewal

Individual contracts with administrators shall be in writing and shall state the number of days, compensation, and other matters mutually agreed upon. General contract provisions, regulations, and guidelines shall also be in a written format. The written document shall be reviewed annually prior to the issuance of individual contracts.

Administrative contracts shall be approved by the Board of Directors, signed by the President, and filed by the Secretary of the Board.

Individual contracts with administrators shall be for a period mutually agreed upon and allowed by law.

The first three consecutive years of a contract issued to a newly employed administrator will be considered a probationary period. The probationary period may be extended for an additional year upon the consent of the administrator. In the event of termination of a probationary or nonprobationary contract, the board will afford the administrator appropriate due process, as required by law. The administrator and board may mutually agree to terminate the administrator's contract.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to create a contract for each administrative position. The board may issue temporary and nonrenewable contracts in accordance with law.

Administrators who wish to resign, to be released from a contract, or to retire, must comply with applicable law and board policies.

Legal Reference:
Martin v. Waterloo Community School District, 518 N.W. 2d 381 (Iowa1994).
Cook v Plainfield Community School District, 301 N.W. 2d 771 (IowaApp. 1980).
Board of Education of Fort Madison Community School District v Youel,282 N.W. 2d 677 (Iowa 1979).
Briggs v Board of Education of Hinton Community School District, 282N.W. 2d 740 (Iowa 1979).
Iowa Code § 279.
281 I.A.C. 12.4.

Cross Reference:
303 Administrative Employees

Adopted:  01/11/21
Reviewed:  12/21/20

  • Series 300 Administration