2022 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 23. Organization of School Corporations
Chapter 7. Consolidation of County School Corporations and Metropolitan School Districts
20-23-7-10. Metropolitan Superintendent of Schools Appointment; Terms of Contracts; Term of Office; Duties of Board

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-23-7-10 (2022)

Sec. 10. (a) The metropolitan board of education shall appoint a metropolitan superintendent of schools who shall serve under contract in the same manner and under the same laws that govern the employment and service of other licensed school personnel. However, the metropolitan superintendent of schools is not required to hold a license under IC 20-28-5. The metropolitan superintendent of schools' salary and expense allowance is fixed by the metropolitan board of education. The metropolitan superintendent of schools' original contract:

(1) must be for a period of one (1) to five (5) years; and

(2) may be changed or extended by mutual agreement.

(b) Appointments to fill a vacancy for a metropolitan superintendent of schools shall be made under this chapter.

(c) The board shall:

(1) act upon the recommendations of the metropolitan superintendent of schools; and

(2) make other decisions and perform other duties as required by law.

(d) A school superintendent in a metropolitan school district shall continue in the superintendents' respective employment at the same salary, paid in the same manner and according to the same terms as agreed to before the formation of the metropolitan school district.

(e) A metropolitan board of education shall:

(1) assign administrative duties; and

(2) designate:

(A) one (1) of the superintendents in the metropolitan school district; or

(B) a competent and qualified person as determined by the board;

to perform the duties of the metropolitan superintendent of the metropolitan school district as set forth in this chapter.

(f) A metropolitan board of education shall appoint a superintendent of the metropolitan school district and other administrative supervisory officers as provided in this chapter if:

(1) the previous superintendent's term expired;

(2) the previous superintendent's contract of employment ended; or

(3) the previous superintendent:

(A) died; or

(B) resigned.

(g) The appointment and salary of the metropolitan superintendent of schools appointed under subsection (f) shall be made, set, and paid as provided in this chapter.

[Pre-2005 Elementary and Secondary Education Recodification Citation: 20-4-8-19.]

As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.167-2013, SEC.3; P.L.233-2015, SEC.68.

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