The School Board will appoint the division superintendent and determine the term of employment as set forth in State law.
If the School Board fails to appoint a division superintendent within 180 days of a vacancy, the Virginia Board of Education will appoint a superintendent for the division. If the School Board has not appointed a superintendent within 120 days of a vacancy, it will submit a written report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction demonstrating its efforts to make an appointment and containing a status report with a timeline for making the appointment prior to the 180-day deadline. If the School Board does not appoint a superintendent within 180 days of a vacancy, it will immediately notify the Virginia Board of Education, in writing, of its failure to do so. Within 30 days of the 180th day after the vacancy occurs, the School Board will submit, in writing, its preferred candidate(s), not to exceed three, for the position. The Virginia Board of Education may consider these candidates and other eligible individuals. The Virginia Board of Education may authorize the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct the search for a division superintendent.
If the Virginia Board of Education appoints a division superintendent, the contract for the superintendent will be negotiated by the School Board.
Adopted: 08/25/03; 08/24/06
Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-60, 22.1-61.
8 VAC 20-21-590.
8 VAC 20-390-10.
Procedures for Appointment of a School Division Superintendent by the Virginia Board of Education (adopted by the Virginia Board of Education March 22, 2006) (available at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/VA_Board/Meetings/2006/mar22min.pdf).