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1220 Policy_Employment of the Superintendent

The Board of Education vests the primary responsibility for administration of this District in the Superintendent of
Schools. The appointment of that officer is, therefore, one of the most important functions the Board can perform.
Whenever the position of Superintendent shall be vacant, the Board shall appoint a Superintendent of Schools as
chief executive officer and fix his/her salary and term of office which shall be no more than two (2) years. However,
a contract for a term of two (2) years may provide for one or more extensions of one (1) year each, consistent with
118.24(1) Wis. Stats.
The Board shall actively seek the best qualified and most capable candidate for the position of Superintendent.
It may be aided in this task by:
    A. A committee of Board members;
    B. The services of professional consultants;
    C. The counsel of the out-going Superintendent; and
    D. The participation of members of the community.
Recruitment procedures may be prepared in advance of the search and may include:
    A. Preparation of a written job specification for the position of Superintendent;
    B. Preparation of written specifications of qualification in addition to proper State certification;
    C. Preparation of informative material describing this District and its educational goals;
    D. Where feasible, the opportunity for applicants to visit the schools of this District;
    E. The requirement that each selected candidate for the position be interviewed by Board members in a format
        that encourages him/her to express his/her educational philosophy;
    F. Solicitation of applications from a wide geographical area; and
    G. Consideration of all applicants fairly without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion,
        ethnic background, disability, or other condition unrelated to the position of Superintendent.
No person may be employed as Superintendent of this District unless s/he has the proper Wisconsin certification
or has applied for certification as a superintendent in Wisconsin and has signed an employment contract with the
Board. If certification has been applied for, receipt is to be timely.
No person may be employed as Superintendent of this District unless s/he has signed an employment contract
with the Board.
Such contract shall include:
    A. The term for which employment is contracted, including beginning and ending dates;
    B. The salary which the Superintendent shall be paid and the intervals at which s/he shall be paid;
    C. The benefits to which s/he is entitled;
    D. Such other matters as may be necessary to a full and complete understanding of the employment contract.
The Superintendent so appointed shall devote himself/herself to the duties of his/her office.
Any candidate's intentional misstatement of fact material to his/her qualification for employment or the
determination of his/her salary shall be considered by this Board to constitute grounds for his/her dismissal.
The person selected for the position of Superintendent may be required to undergo a physical examination
reasonably related to the duties s/he will be required to perform, the cost of which shall be borne by the District.
The Superintendent will be notified of the results of the medical examination upon receipt. The reports of such
examination, and any documents acquired containing genetic information, will be maintained in a separate
confidential personnel medical file in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic
Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
118.24, Wis. Stats.
29 C.F.R. Part 1635
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq., The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Revised 1/24/11
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 12:46 PM