Clarksville Community School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board vests the primary responsibility for administration of the School Corporation in the Superintendent of Schools. The appointment of the Superintendent is, therefore, one of the most important functions the Board can perform.

Whenever the position of Superintendent of Schools becomes vacant, the Board will appoint a Superintendent and fix his/her salary and term of employment, which will be for a term of at least one (1) year and not more than three (3) years. However, a contract may be extended for not more than an additional five (5) years beyond the term of the original contract.

If the contract contains a provision that establishes an amount the Board must pay to the Superintendent to buy out the contract, the amount may not be more than an amount equal to the lesser of:



the Superintendent‘s salary for any one (1) year under the contract; or




A Superintendent’s salary under clause (A) does not include benefits or any other forms of compensation that the Superintendent receives as payment under the contract other than the Superintendent’s salary.

The Board will actively seek the best qualified and most capable candidate for the position of Superintendent.

It may be aided in this task by:



a committee of Board members;



the services of professional consultants;



the counsel of the out-going Superintendent;



a survey of members of the community.

Recruitment procedures may be prepared in advance of the search and may include:



preparation of a written job specification for the position of Superintendent;



preparation of written specifications of qualification in addition to proper State certification;



preparation of informative material describing this Corporation and its educational goals;



where feasible, the opportunity for applicants to visit the schools of this Corporation;



the requirement that each selected candidate for the position be interviewed by Board members in a format that encourages him/her to express his/her educational philosophy;



solicitation of applications from a wide geographical area;



consideration of all applicants fairly without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, disability, or other condition unrelated to the position of Superintendent.

No person may be employed as Superintendent of this Corporation unless s/he has signed an employment contract with the Board.

Such contract will be in the basic form of the regular teacher's contract and will include:



the term for which employment is contracted, including beginning and ending dates;



the salary which the Superintendent will be paid and the intervals at which s/he will be paid;



the benefits to which s/he is entitled;



such other matters as may be necessary to a full and complete understanding of the employment contract.

The Superintendent so appointed will devote himself/herself to the duties of his/her office.

Any candidate's intentional misstatement of fact material to his/her qualification for employment or the determination of his/her salary will be considered by this Board to constitute grounds for his/her dismissal.

The contract may be altered or rescinded for a new one at any time by mutual consent of the governing body and the superintendent. The consent of both parties must be in writing and must be expressed in a manner consistent with I.C. 20-28-8-6, -7, and -8. If the Superintendent holds a license under I.C. 20-28-5, the rights of a Superintendent as a teacher under any other law are not affected by the contract unless those rights conflict with the terms of I.C. 20-28-8-6(b), in which case the provisions of I.C. 20-28-8-6(b) govern.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5) and (9)
I.C. 20-28-8-6
I.C. 20-28-8-7
I.C. 20-28-8-8

Revised 2/13/18

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