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304.1 Administration Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment

The board shall only consider applicants that meet or exceed the standards set by the State Department of Education and the qualifications established in the job description and/or set by the board for the position. In employing administrators, the board shall consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. In keeping with the law, however, the board will consider the veteran status of the applicants. The board will look closely at the training, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of all qualified applicants in making its final decision.
 
Also as part of choosing an administrator, the board shall consider the school district’s educational philosophy, budget, organizational structure, educational programs, certified staff, and any factors about the school district deemed relevant by the board.
 
The board may contract for assistance in the search for administrators.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board for filling an administrative position, based on the requirements stated in this policy. The board shall act on the superintendent’s recommendation.
 
Legal Reference: 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (1988).
                                 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. (1988).
                                 Iowa Code §§ 21.5 (1)(i); 35C; 216; 279.8, .20, .21
                                 281 I.A.C. 12.4(4).
                                 1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 367.
 
Approved 11/17/2014         Reviewed                                  Revised