311 – Superintendent Of Schools – Functions, Duties

Code No. 311


The Superintendent of Schools shall be the executive officer of the Board of Directors and shall be directly responsible for the execution of the Board’s policies and for the enforcement of all provisions of law relating to the operation of the schools.  The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority and responsibility to administer the District and to implement decisions made by the Board.  The Superintendent shall have the power to make rules and render decisions not in conflict with law or with Board policies or actions.

The Superintendent shall be authorized to organize the administration to facilitate the most efficient and effective operation of the District.  The Superintendent shall have the discretion to delegate to other school personnel the exercise of any authority and the discharge of any responsibility imposed upon the Superintendent by law or by Board policy or action.  The delegation of power or duty, however, shall not relieve the Superintendent of accountability for the results of such delegation.

The responsibilities of the Superintendent shall be enumerated more specifically in a job description adopted by the Board which, however, shall not act to limit the broad authority and responsibilities of the office.

Date of Revision: May 22, 2017

Legal References: 272.1(12), 279.8, 279.12, 279.14, 279.15, 279.20, 279.21, 279.23, 279.23A, 279.25, 279.27, 280.14, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.4(4), 12.4(10); 282 I.A.C. Chapter 25, Chapter 26


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