West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

1520 - EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATORS

The Board of Education recognizes that it is vital to the successful operation of the District that administrative positions created by the Board be filled with highly qualified and competent personnel. The Board may contract with the governing board of the educational service center from which it otherwise receives services to conduct searches and recruitment of candidates for assistant superintendent, Principal, assistant principal, and other administrator positions.

The Board shall approve the employment, determine the compensation, and establish the term of said employment for each administrator employed by the Board. Individuals may be employed as administrators pursuant to a limited contract for a term not to exceed three (3) years, unless the individual has been employed by the Board as an administrator in the District for three (3) or more years, in which case his/her term of the contract shall be for not more than five (5) years and, unless the Superintendent recommends otherwise, not less than two (2) years. If, however, the Superintendent so recommends, the term of the contract of an individual who has been employed as an administrator in the District for three (3) years or more may be one year. All subsequent contracts granted to such individual must be for a term of not less than two (2) years and more than five (5) years.

The Board shall only employ those candidates nominated by the Superintendent, unless otherwise authorized by law (see below).

Individuals employed in the following categories shall be considered members of the administrative staff:

 

Assistant Superintendents

 
 

Directors

 
 

Supervisors

 
 

Coordinators

 
 

Principals

 
 

Assistant Principals

 
 

Athletic Directors

 
 

Technology Network Administrators

 
 

Assistant Treasurer

 

In accordance with the provisions of R.C. 3319.031, the Board may assign specified powers and duties to one or more administrators.

Any person employed as an assistant superintendent, Principal, assistant principal, or other administrator shall possess a valid certificate/license issued pursuant to Ohio law and shall file a copy of his/her certificate/license with the District.

To the extent permitted by law, the Board may request the State Board of Education to issue a two (2) year alternative administrative specialist license or a one (1) year alternative principal license to a candidate recommended by the Superintendent for an administrative position, provided the candidate is of good moral character and meets the requirements set forth by the State Board of Education.

Relatives of Board members may be employed by the Board, provided the member of the Board does not participate in any way in the discussion or vote on the employment when such a conflict of interest is involved.

An individual who is related to [a] staff member[s] may be employed as an administrator by the Board provided the administrator is not placed in a position in which s/he will supervise directly the staff member to whom s/he is related.

Applications for employment as an administrator will not be accepted from any current Board member. If a Board member wishes to apply for a position on the administrative staff, his/her resignation must be accepted by the Board prior to submitting an application.

The employment of administrative staff members 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.

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

The Superintendent may recommend and the Board may approve the reemployment of an administrative staff member at any regular or special meeting held during the period beginning on the first day of January of the calendar year immediately preceding the year of expiration of the employment contract and ending on the first day of June in the year the employment contract expires.

The Board may, by a three-fourthís (3/4ís) majority vote of its full membership, reemploy an assistant superintendent, Principal, assistant principal, or other administrator whom the Superintendent refuses to nominate. If need be, and to the extent permitted by law, the Board may request the State Board of Education to issue a two (2) year alternative administrative specialist license or a one (1) year alternative principal license to an administrator whom the Superintendent has refused to nominate for reemployment in an administrative position, provided the candidate is of good moral character and meets the requirements set forth by the State Board of Education.

Before taking action to renew or non-renew the contract of any administrator and prior to the first day of June of the year in which the administrator's contract expires, the Board shall notify each such administrator of the date his/her contract expires and inform the administrator that s/he may request a meeting with the Board to discuss its reasons for considering renewal or non-renewal of his/her contract. Upon the request of the administrator, the Board shall meet with him/her in executive session. The administrator shall be permitted to have a representative of his/her choice present at that meeting.

If the Board fails to provide the evaluations as required by Board Policy or if the Board fails to provide, following the request of the administrator, a meeting for the purpose of discussing the Boardís reasons for considering renewal or non-renewal of the administratorís contract, then the administrator shall be automatically reemployed at the same salary plus any increments that may be authorized by the Board, and the term of reemployment shall be one (1) year, unless the individual has been employed as an administrator by the District for three (3) years or more in which case the reemployment shall be for a term of two (2) years.

Furthermore, an administrator shall be deemed reemployed upon expiration of his/her contract term unless the administrator notifies the Board to the contrary on or before the fifteenth day of June, or unless the Board either reemploys the administrator for a succeeding term or gives written notice of its intent not to reemploy the administrator on or before the first day of June in the year in which said contract expires. In such instances, the reemployment shall be at the same salary plus any increments that may be authorized by the Board, and the term of reemployment shall be one (1) year, unless the individual has been employed as an administrator by the District for three (3) years or more in which case the reemployment shall be for a term of two (2) years.

Any administratorís intentional misstatement of fact material to qualifications for employment or reemployment, or to the determination of salary, shall be considered by this Board to constitute grounds for dismissal.

All administrators shall become familiar with the policies of the Board and other such guidelines, regulations, memoranda, bulletins, and handbooks that pertain to their duties in the District. Any administrator employed by the Board who shall be guilty of any willful violation of the policies of the Board shall be guilty of gross insubordination and shall be subject to dismissal or such lesser penalty as the Board may prescribe.

Except by mutual agreement of the parties thereto, no administrator shall be transferred during the term of his/her contract to a position of lesser responsibility. Furthermore, no contract may be terminated or suspended except in accordance with State law.

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

R.C. 3319.01, 3319.02, 3319.031, 3319.07, 3319.16, 3319.17, 3319.171
R.C. 3319.27, 3319.36

Revised 10/29/13

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