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302.2 Superintendent Contract and Contract Non-renewal

The length of the contract for employment between the superintendent and the board is determined by the board. The contract will begin on July 1 and end on June 30. The contract will state the terms of employment not to exceed three years. 


The first year of a contract issued to a newly employed superintendent is considered a probationary period. The board may waive this period or the probationary period may be extended for an additional year upon the consent of the superintendent. In the event of termination of a probationary or non-probationary contract, the board will afford the superintendent appropriate due process, including notice as required by law. The superintendent and board may mutually agree to terminate the superintendent's contract at any time. 



It is the responsibility of the board to provide the contract for the superintendent. 


If the superintendent wishes to resign, to be released from a contract, or to retire, the superintendent must comply with board policies dealing with retirement, release or resignation. 






Legal Reference:    

                              Iowa Code §§ 21.5(1)(i); 279.20, .22-.25. 281 I.A.C. 12.4(4). 


Cross Reference:  302 Superintendent 


Approved 3-17-03          Reviewed 1-15-07, 11-27-17       Revised    1-17-12, 7-22-19