School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The Board recognizes that it is vital to the successful operation of the Corporation that positions created by the Board be filled with highly qualified and competent administrators.

The Board shall approve the employment, fix the compensation and establish the term of employment for each administrator employed by this Corporation.

In addition to the Superintendent, individuals employed in the following certificated positions covered by the Indiana State Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRF) shall be considered administrators:



assistant superintendent












assistant principal



vice principal

The contract entered into between the Board and an administrator shall be subject to the following conditions:



The basic contract must be the Regular Teacher’s Contract as prescribed by the State Superintendent.



The term of the initial contract for principals, assistant principals, and the director of special education must be for at least two (2) school years.



The basic Regular Teacher’s Contract may be altered, modified, or rescinded in favor of a new contract at any time by mutual consent of the Board and the administrator if the contract, when reduced to writing is consistent with Indiana law.

The Board will not employ (but may reemploy) the children, siblings, spouse, parents, in-laws, or bona fide dependents of a Board member and/or children, siblings, spouse, parents, in-laws, or bona fide dependents of a regular full-time administrator, except that such relatives or dependents may be employed only for a period which does not exceed one (1) school year.

Should the Board choose to employ a spouse or dependent of an administrator, the administrator shall submit a Uniform Conflict of Interest Disclosure using State Board of Accounts Form 54266 for acceptance by the Board. This disclosure shall be submitted for acceptance by the Board before the Board considers the approval of the employment of the spouse or dependent.

Relatives of administrators may be employed by the Board, provided the staff member being employed is not placed in a position in which s/he would be supervised directly by the relative staff member.

Any administrator's intentional misstatement of fact or omission material to qualifications for employment or the determination of salary shall be considered by this Board as a reason for contract cancellation.

The employment of administrators prior to approval by the Board is authorized when their employment is required to maintain continuity in the educational program. Employment shall be recommended to the Board at the next regular meeting.

Wherever possible, positions shall be filled by properly-licensed administrators.

No candidate for employment as an administrator shall receive recommendation for such employment without having proffered documentary evidence of his/her license or pending application for license from the Office of Educator Licensing and Development of the Indiana Department of Education. Such license must indicate all of the areas in which the candidate has been licensed. No deletions are acceptable.

The Board shall review a candidate's previous work experience in determining his/her salary.

Prior to employment, the candidate’s eligibility to work shall be checked using E-Verify and the candidate shall execute the verification of eligibility to work under penalty of perjury as required by I.C. 12-32-1-6. The candidate’s written verification of eligibility to be employed shall be retained in the employee’s personnel file for no less than five (5) years.

In the contract with an administrator, the Board may provide compensation for services performed for a time, either before or after the school term, as considered necessary by the Board.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines for the recruitment and selection of all administrators.

I.C. 12-32-1-6, 20-26-5-4(8), 20-28-8-4, 35-44-1-3

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