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301.20 Superintendent of Schools – Functions

The superintendent shall be the chief executive officer of the district and will have, under the direction of the board, general supervision of all schools, personnel, and various departments of the district. The superintendent is responsible for management of the district in alignment with board policy and goals and is accountable to the Board.

The board delegates to the superintendent the authority to implement board policy and to execute decisions made by the board concerning the district’s internal operations, unless specifically stated otherwise. The superintendent may delegate to other district personnel the exercise of any powers and the discharge of any duties imposed upon the superintendent by these policies or by vote of the board. The delegation of a power or duty, however, shall not relieve the superintendent of responsibility for the action taken under such delegation.

The superintendent’s job description shall serve as a guide to the duties expected to be  performed.  The board shall evaluate the superintendent’s performance on an annual basis.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .20, 23A
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4)

Cross Reference:
201.30 General Powers & Duties
301.10 Superintendent of Schools – Qualifications
301.40 Superintendent of Schools – Evaluation

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