The board shall employ a superintendent to serve as the chief executive officer of the board, to conduct the daily operations of the school district, and to implement board policy with the power and duties prescribed by the board and the law.


The board shall consider applicants that meet or exceed the standards set by the Nebraska Department of Education and the qualifications established in the job description for the superintendent position. In employing a superintendent, the board shall consider the qualifications, credentials and records of the applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.  The board will look closely at the training, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of qualified applicants in making its final decision.


In choosing a superintendent, the board shall also consider the school district's educational philosophy, financial situation, organizational structure, education programs, and other factors deemed relevant by the board.


The board may contract for assistance in the search for a superintendent.


Legal Reference:           29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (1994).

                                    42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. (1994).


Cross Reference:          201.01 Board Powers and Responsibilities

                                    301      Administrative Structure















Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:     06/14/04_                                                 Columbus, Nebraska

Amended:   03/9/09