Adopted: 1996 District 599 Policy 303

Revised: 2003

 

 

303 SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION

 

 

I. PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this policy is to convey to the school community that the authority to select and employ a superintendent is vested in the school board.

 

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

 

The school board shall employ a superintendent to serve as the chief executive officer of the school board and to conduct the daily operations of the school district.

 

III. QUALIFICATIONS

 

A. The school board shall consider applicants who meet or exceed the licensing standards set by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators and qualifications established in the job description for the superintendent position. State and federal equal employment and nondiscrimination requirements shall be observed throughout the recruitment and selection process.

 

B. The school board will consider professional preparation, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of qualified applicants in making a final decision.

 

IV. SELECTION

 

A. A process for recruitment, screening, and interviewing of candidates shall be developed by the school board.

 

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

 

C. The school board shall provide the contract for the superintendent and specifically identify all conditions of employment mutually agreed upon with the superintendent. In so doing, the school board shall observe all requirements of state and federal law and school board policy.

 

 

Legal References: Minn. Stat. 123B.143 (Superintendent)

 

Cross References: MSBA Service Manual, Chapter 5, School Board-Staff Relationships