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1260 Policy_Incapacity of the Superintendent

It is the duty of the Board of Education to appoint an Interim Superintendent by a majority vote of the Board upon
determination that the Superintendent is incapacitated in such a manner that s/he is unable to perform the duties of his/her office.
 
The Board shall fix the compensation of the Interim Superintendent who shall serve until the Superintendent's
incapacity is removed or until the expiration of the Superintendent's contract whichever is sooner. S/He shall
perform all of the duties and functions of the Superintendent, and may be removed at any time for cause by a two-
thirds (2/3's) majority vote of the members of the Board.
 
The Board will exercise its authority under law to determine the incapacity of the Superintendent at the request of
the Superintendent and with medical documentation or upon certification of a panel of three (3) physicians, one (1)
selected and compensated by the Board, one (1) selected and compensated by the Superintendent, and the third
selected by the two (2) physicians and compensated by the Board.
 
If the Board determines that the Superintendent is unable to perform the duties of his/her office, s/he may:
 
    A. At his/her request, be placed on sick leave, with pay, not to exceed the amount of his/her accumulated but
        unused sick leave and any advancement of such sick leave which may be authorized by Board policy; and
 
    B. At his/her request, be placed on a leave without pay.
 
The foregoing leave shall not extend beyond the contract of the Superintendent.
 
The Superintendent shall, upon request to the President of the Board, be returned to active duty status, unless the
Board denies the request within ten (10) days of receipt of the request. The Board may require the Superintendent
to establish to its satisfaction that s/he is capable of resuming such duties on a full-time basis.
 
The Board may demand that the Superintendent return to active service, and upon medical documentation that the
Superintendent is able to resume his/her duties, the Superintendent shall return to active service.
 
The Superintendent may request a hearing before the Board on any action taken under this policy.
 
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 12:48 PM