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301.10 Superintendent of Schools – 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, to implement board policy with the power and duties prescribed by the board and the law, and lead the district. consistent with the district’s mission and vision.

The board will consider applicants who 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.

In choosing a superintendent, the board will look closely at the training, experience, skill and  demonstrated competence of qualified applicants and will consider the 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.

Legal References:
29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634
42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq.
Iowa Code §§ 21.5(1)(i); 35C; 216; 279.8, .20.
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4).

Cross Reference:
201.30 General Powers & Duties
301.20 Superintendent of Schools – Functions

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