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308 Succession of Authority to the Superintendent

In the absence of the superintendent, it shall be the responsibility of the other administrators to assume the superintendent’s duties. The succession of authority to the superintendent shall be decided by the board in its discretion. In making such decision the board shall consider the individual circumstances of the given situation and shall act in the best interest of the educational program and efficient administration of the district.
 
If the absence of the superintendent is temporary, the successor shall assume only those duties and responsibilities of the superintendent that require immediate action. If the absence of the superintendent will be for an extended period of time, as determined by the board, the board shall appoint an acting superintendent to immediately assume the responsibilities of the superintendent.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to inform the successor of the superintendent’s absence, if possible. If the superintendent is unable to inform the successor, it shall be the responsibility of the successor to assume the superintendent’s duties, in accordance with this policy statement, when the successor learns of the absence and its length.
 
References to “superintendent” in this policy manual shall mean the “superintendent or the superintendent’s designee” unless otherwise stated in the board policy.
 
 
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8
                         281 I.A.C. 12.4(4)
 
Approved   12/20/90       Reviewed 11/17/2014        Revised   11/17/2014