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301.50 Superintendent Salary and Other Compensation

The board has complete discretion to set the salary of the superintendent. It is the responsibility of the board to set the salary and benefits, including potential compensation for professional development, of the superintendent at a level that will include consideration of, but not be limited to, the economic condition of the district and the training, experience, skill, and demonstrated competence of the superintendent. The salary is set at the beginning of each contract term.

In addition to salary and benefits, the superintendent’s actual and necessary expenses are paid by the district when the superintendent is performing work-related duties. It is within the discretion of the board to pay dues to professional organizations and/or for participation in professional learning for the superintendent.

The board may approve the payment of dues and other benefits or compensation over and above the superintendent’s contract. Approval of dues and other benefits or compensation will be included in the records of the board in accordance with policy.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .20 1984 Att’y Gen. 47

Cross Reference:
301.10 Superintendent of Schools-Qualifications
301.20 Superintendent of Schools-Functions

301.30 Superintendent of Schools – Professional Development
301.35 Superintendent of Schools – Contract and Contract Non-Renewal

March 26, 2012

February 20, 2017
November 18, 2021

December 21, 2021