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306 Succession of Authority to the Superintendent


Series 300


Policy Title:  Succession of Authority to the Superintendent

Code No.  306


In the absence of the superintendent, it is the responsibility of the other administrators to assume the superintendent’s duties.  The succession of authority to the superintendent shall be assumed jointly by the School Business Official and the Curriculum Director.

If the absence of the superintendent is temporary, the successor will assume only those duties and responsibilities of the superintendent that require immediate action.  If the Board determines the absence of the superintendent will be a lengthy one, the Board will appoint an acting superintendent to assume the responsibilities of the superintendent.  The successor will assume the duties when the successor learns of the superintendent’s absence or when assigned by the superintendent or the Board.

References to “superintendent” in this policy manual will mean the “superintendent or the superintendent’s designee” unless otherwise stated in the Board policy.


Approved:  December 16, 2003

Reviewed:  December 12, 2017

Revised:  December 12, 2017

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013); 281 I.A.C.; 12.4(4).

Cross Reference:  302 Superintendent