ERIC Number: ED113853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Problems in Terminating a Superintendent's Contract.
Brown, Manny S.
Attempts to write definitely on public school administrators' rights to continuing employment are risky because states vary so widely in their statutes. There is not much litigation about administrators' rights because in most states administrators are not covered by the same tenure laws that protect teacher employment. Statutory law in some states allows local boards to reassign a principal back to classroom duty without the necessity of a hearing on the merits because persons may become eligible for tenure as teachers but not as principals. School administrators are considered to be district employees, not officials, and serve at the pleasure of the board; therefore, they are more likely to be controlled by the conditions of their contracts, which can contain a no-tenure clause and the 30-day termination provision as part of the conditions of employment. It is hoped that in the future the role of the superintendent can be made more legally specific because he needs the protection the law can give. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Superintendents, Tenure
Available only as part of complete document, see EA 007 648
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 20 of EA 007 648