Code No. 306
SUCCESSION OF AUTHORITY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT
In the absence of the superintendent, it is the responsibility of the other administrators to assume the superintendent's duties. The succession of authority to the superintendent will be according to seniority. The administrator with the highest seniority in the District shall assume superintendent responsibilities. If that administrator is unavailable, then the next most senior member of the administrative team assumes superintendent responsibilities.
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 board determines the absence of the superintendent will be a lengthy one, the board shall appoint an acting superintendent to assume the responsibilities of the superintendent. The successor will assume the duties when the successor learns of the superintendent's absence or when assigned by the superintendent or the board.
References to "superintendent" in this policy manual will mean the "superintendent or the superintendent's designee" unless otherwise stated in the board policy.
Legal Reference:Iowa Code § 279.8 ( 2007).
281 I.A.C. 12.4(4).
Cross Reference:302 Superintendent
Reviewed: 09/18/2008, 03/26/2019
Revised: 12/19/2008, 09/19/2013