3111 Selection of the Superintendent

The Board of Education recognizes that the selection and appointment of the Superintendent of Schools is among the most important priorities of the Board.

Through its employment policies, the Board will attempt to attract, secure, and retain a qualified Superintendent. The selection program will be based upon finding an individual who will devote himself/herself to the education and welfare of the children attending the district’s schools and the efficient and responsible administration of the school system.

The Board will establish a search committee or hire a consultant to assist the Board in the hiring process. The responsibilities of the search committee/consultant and the procedures to be followed will be clearly established by the Board prior to the commencement of the recruitment process. The committee, if not experienced in the recruitment of administrative personnel, will undergo training so that the process may be conducted in an efficient manner. The Board will interview the candidate and make a final decision.

Recruiting procedures shall enable the Board to seek qualified candidates from a variety of sources. The Board adheres to the practice of recruiting and hiring personnel without regard to religion, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, or disability. The Board will have the responsibility to determine that the candidates meet certification and other requirements established by the Education Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education for the position of Superintendent.

Upon selecting a new Superintendent, the Board will negotiate the terms and conditions of employment with the successful candidate.

Cross-ref: 3110, Qualifications of the Superintendent
Ref: Education Law §§1711(1), (2), (3)
8 NYCRR §80.4

Adopted April 8, 1997
Revised and Adopted June 18, 2013
Revised and Adopted May 28, 2019

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