School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


It is the legal duty of the School Board to appoint a temporary or acting Superintendent by a majority vote of the Board upon determination that the Superintendent is incapacitated in such a manner that s/he is unable to perform the duties of his/her office.

The Board shall fix the compensation of the temporary Superintendent who shall serve until the Superintendent's incapacity is removed or until the expiration of the Superintendent's contract whichever is sooner. S/He shall perform all of the duties and functions of the Superintendent, and may be removed at any time for cause by a majority vote of the Board.

The Board shall determine that the Superintendent is incapacitated: the request of the Superintendent, if the Superintendent is absent by reason of lengthy personal illness or injury or exposure to communicable disease which could be communicated to others;

 B.upon certification of a physician selected and compensated by the Board;

 C.upon the determination of a referee that the Superintendent is unable to perform his/her duties.

Where the physician designated by the Board disagrees with the physician designated by the Superintendent, the two (2) physicians shall agree in good faith on a third impartial physician who shall examine the Superintendent in the area(s) of disagreement and whose medical opinion shall be conclusive and binding on the issue of medical capacity to perform assigned duties. The expenses of a third examination shall be borne by the Board.

If the Board determines that the Superintendent is unable to perform his/her duties, s/he may be placed on sick leave with such pay to which s/he may be entitled or which may be authorized by the Board.

The foregoing leave shall not extend beyond the term of the contract.

The Superintendent may, upon request to the Board and proper certification of recovery, be returned to active duty status, unless the Board denies the request.

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