West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education vests the primary responsibility for administration of this District in the Superintendent of Schools. The appointment of that officer is, therefore, one of the most important functions the Board can perform.

Whenever the position of Superintendent shall be vacant, the Board shall appoint a Superintendent of Schools as chief executive officer and fix his/her salary and term of office which shall be no more than five (5) years.

The Board shall actively seek the best qualified and most capable candidate for the position of District 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;



the participation of members of the community.

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



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



preparation of written specifications of qualification in addition to proper State licensing



preparation of informative material describing this District and its educational goals



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



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, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes"), or other condition unrelated to the position of Superintendent

The Board may request the State Board of Education to issue a two (2) year alternative superintendent license to a proposed candidate for the superintendency, provided the candidate is of good moral character and meets the requirements set forth by the State Board of Education.

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

Such contract shall include:



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



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



the benefits to which s/he is entitled;



a specification of any powers and duties assigned by the Board to the Superintendent pursuant to R.C. 3319.031;



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

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

The person selected for the position of Superintendent shall be required to undergo a physical examination reasonably related to the duties s/he will be required to perform, the cost of which shall be borne by the District.

Prior to employment, the candidate selected must also pass a background check performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

R.C. 3313.18, 3319.01, 3319.031, 3319.27
A.C. 3301-23-19

Revised 10/29/13

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