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The board shall employ building principals and other administrators, in addition to the superintendent, to assist in the daily operations of the school district.

The board shall consider applicants who meet or exceed the standards set by the Iowa Department of Education and the qualifications established in the job description for the position.  In employing an administrator, the board shall consider the qualifications, credentials and records of the applicants without regard to creed, marital status, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, or disability.  In keeping with the law, however, the board shall consider the veteran status of the applicants.  The board shall look closely at the training, experience, skill and demonstrated competence of qualified applicants in making its final decision.

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

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board for filling an administrative position, based on the requirements stated in this policy.  The board shall act only on the superintendent's recommendation.

The board may contract for assistance in the search for administrators.





Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .21 

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.4.

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 367.

Cross Reference:         303      Administrative Employees

Approved:     2-5-68

Reviewed:     5-10-93, 4-8-02, 6-10-02, 8-9-04, 2-28-11, 1-11-16, 3-28-2022

Revised:        1-27-97