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Policy 304 - Superintendent Contract, Duties, Evaluation

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The purpose of this policy is to provide for the use of an employment contract with the superintendent, a position description and the use of an approved instrument to evaluate performance.


  • The superintendent’s contract shall be used to formalize the employment relationship and to specifically identify and clarify all conditions of employment with the superintendent.
  • The specific duties for which the superintendent is accountable shall be set forth in a position description for the superintendent.  The school board shall annually evaluate the performance of the superintendent and in the Superintendent’s last contract year, allow for a contract extension ratification timeline. The process for the annual evaluation of the superintendent will be set forth by the school board chairperson in consultation with the superintendent. The process shall be reviewed by the school board prior to the evaluation of the superintendent. 

Legal References:    

  • Minn. Stat. § 123B.143 (Superintendent)

Policy Adopted:  09/27/05
Policy Revised: 04/11/11
Policy Reviewed: 8/12/13
Policy Revised: 05/11/15
Policy Reviewed: 3/9/20
Policy Revised: 10/11/21