Code No. 301.1 Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment
Code No. 301.1
Policy Title: Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment
The board shall 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 shall 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 shall consider the qualifications, credentials and records of the applicants without regard to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status. In keeping with the law, however, the board shall 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 shall also consider the school district’s educational philosophy, financial situation, organizational structure, education programs, and other actors deemed relevant by the board.
The board may contract for assistance in the search for a superintendent.
Legal Reference: 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (1988).
42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. (1988).
Iowa Code §§ 21.5(1)(i); 35C; 216; 2798, .20 (1995).
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4).
1980 Op. Att’y. Gen. 367.
201.5 Powers of the Board of Directors
201.6 Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
Approved: 8-11-03 Reviewed: 4-9-12 Revised: 12/10/07