School Board Policy 304 -
Superintendent Contract, Duties and Evaluation

Adopted: December 11, 1995
Revised: December 10, 2001
revised: november 8, 2004
revised: February 8, 2016

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide for the use of an employment contract with the superintendent, as well as for a position description and the use of an approved instrument to evaluate the performance of the superintendent.

II. General Statement of Policy

A. The superintendent’s contract shall be used to formalize the employment relationship and to specifically identify and clarify all conditions of employment with the superintendent.

B. The specific duties for which the superintendent is accountable shall be set forth in a position description for the superintendent and shall be measured by a performance appraisal instrument approved by the school board in consultation with the superintendent. The school board shall use this instrument to evaluate the performance of the superintendent. (See Addendum A for process calendar and Addendum B for Superintendent's Performance Appraisal Form)

C. The school board may use the model contract approved by the boards of the Minnesota School Boards Association and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators as model instruments.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. 123B.143 (Superintendent)

Cross References:
MSBA Service Manual, Chapter 3, Superintendent of Schools (See Model Contract, Sample Performance Appraisals, and Model Job Description)
Addendum A - Process Calendar for Evaluation of Superintendent
Addendum B - Superintendent's Performance Appraisal Form