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SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT AND CONTRACT NONRENEWAL
It shall be the responsibility of the board to provide the contract for the position of superintendent. The
length of the contract for employment between the superintendent and the board shall be determined by the
board, but shall not exceed three years. The contract will begin on July 1 and end on June 30. The contract
shall state the terms of employment.
Before the board approves a proposed contract for superintendent services, or any proposed amendment to
an existing contract, the board shall publish a copy of the contract or amendment, and a reasonable estimate
and description of all current and future costs to the district if the proposed contract or amendment were to
be approved, at least three days before the board meeting at which it will be considered. This publication
shall also specify the date, time, and place of this public meeting. Electronic publication on the web site of
the district shall satisfy this publication requirement if it is prominently displayed and allows public access
to the entire proposed contract or amendment.
After the board approves the contract or contract amendment the board shall publish a copy of the contract,
and a reasonable estimate and description of all current and future costs to the district that will be incurred
as a result of the contract, within two days after the board meeting at which it was approved. Electronic
publication on the web site must be prominently displayed as described above.
After approval of the contract or contract amendment, the board shall file a copy of the contract or
amendments with the State Department of Education on or before August 1.
The superintendent serves the board as a probationary certificated employee, regardless of length of
service. The superintendent's contract shall be deemed renewed and will remain in full force unless it is
amended or not renewed. The superintendent and board may mutually agree to terminate the
superintendent's contract at any time.
In the event of nonrenewal, termination or amendment of a contract, the board shall afford the
superintendent appropriate due process, including notice of its intent by January15. Unless continued by
mutual written agreement according to statutory procedures, the board shall take final action on the contract
If the superintendent wishes to resign, to be released from a contract, or to retire, the superintendent must
comply with board policies dealing with retirement, release or resignation.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 79-824 et seq
Policy COLUMBUS PUBIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 06/14/04 Columbus, Nebraska
Amended: 03/9/09 Reviewed: 11/16/15