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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

by February15.

 

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

Revised: 12/21/15