CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.

§18-4-1. Election and term; interim superintendent.

(a) The county superintendent shall be appointed by the board upon a majority vote of the members thereof to serve for a term of not less than one, nor more than four years. At the expiration of the term or terms for which he or she shall have been appointed, each county superintendent shall be eligible for reappointment for additional terms of not less than one, nor more than four years.

(1) At the expiration of his or her term or terms of service the county superintendent may transfer to any teaching position in the county for which he or she is qualified and has seniority, unless dismissed for statutory reasons.

(2) The appointment of the county superintendent shall be made between January 1 and June 1 for a term beginning on July 1 following the appointment.

(b) In the event of a vacancy in the superintendent's position that results in an incomplete term, the board may appoint an interim county superintendent:

(1) To serve until the following July 1 if the vacancy occurs before March 1.

(2) To serve until July 1 of the next following year if the vacancy occurs on or after March 1, unless a superintendent is appointed sooner.

(c) If the superintendent becomes incapacitated due to accident or illness to an extent that may lead to prolonged absence, the county board, by unanimous vote, may enter an order declaring that an incapacity exists in which case the county board shall appoint an acting superintendent to serve until a majority of the members of the board determine that the incapacity no longer exists. An acting superintendent may not serve in that capacity for more than one year, nor later than the expiration date of the superintendent's term, whichever occurs sooner, unless he or she is reappointed by the county board.

(d) Immediately following the appointment of a county superintendent or an interim county superintendent, the president of the county board shall certify the appointment to the state superintendent. Immediately following the appointment of an acting county superintendent or a vote by a majority of the members of the county board that an incapacity no longer exists, the president of the county board shall certify the appointment, reappointment, or appointment termination of the acting superintendent to the state superintendent.

(e) During his or her term of appointment, the county superintendent shall be a state resident and shall reside in the county which he or she serves or in a contiguous county. The county superintendent in office on the effective date of this section shall continue in office until the expiration of his or her term.

Bills Affecting §18-4-1

2003 Regular Session: HB2224
2003 Regular Session: HB2332
2003 Regular Session: HB2521
2003 Regular Session: HB3196
2003 Regular Session: SB522
2003 Regular Session: SB522
2003 Regular Session: SB599
2003 Regular Session: SB599
2004 Regular Session: HB2332
2004 Regular Session: HB4035
2004 Regular Session: HB4064
2004 Regular Session: HB4081
2004 Regular Session: SB167
2004 Regular Session: SB169
2004 Regular Session: SB448
2004 Regular Session: SB657
2004 Regular Session: SB725
2005 Regular Session: HB2461
2005 Regular Session: HB2466
2005 Regular Session: HB3121
2005 Regular Session: SB400
2005 Regular Session: SB603
2006 Regular Session: HB4049
2006 Regular Session: HB4586
2006 Regular Session: HB4689
2006 Regular Session: SB731
2007 Regular Session: HB2751
2007 Regular Session: HB2979
2007 Regular Session: SB549
2008 Regular Session: HB4055
2008 Regular Session: HB4155
2008 Regular Session: HB4472
2008 Regular Session: SB223
2009 Regular Session: HB3208
2009 Regular Session: HB3272
2009 Regular Session: SB638
2009 Regular Session: SB651
2009 Regular Session: SB739
2009 Regular Session: SB750
2010 Regular Session: HB3272
2010 Regular Session: HB4026
2010 Regular Session: HB4345
2010 Regular Session: HB4595
2010 Regular Session: SB165
2010 Regular Session: SB203
2010 Regular Session: SB212
2010 Regular Session: SB480
2010 Regular Session: SB611
2011 Regular Session: HB2099
2011 Regular Session: HB2321
2011 Regular Session: HB3017
2011 Regular Session: SB330
2012 Regular Session: HB2099
2012 Regular Session: HB2321
2012 Regular Session: SB436
2013 Regular Session: HB2725
2013 Regular Session: SB359
2013 Regular Session: SB359
2014 Regular Session: HB4260
2014 Regular Session: SB396
2015 Regular Session: HB2177
2015 Regular Session: HB2645
2015 Regular Session: SB239
2015 Regular Session: SB255
2015 Regular Session: SB408
2017 Regular Session: HB2542
2017 Regular Session: HB2705
2017 Regular Session: HB3008
2017 Regular Session: HB3008
2017 Regular Session: HB3008
2017 Regular Session: HB3008
2017 Regular Session: SB274
2018 Regular Session: HB3008
2018 Regular Session: HB3008
2018 Regular Session: HB3008
2018 Regular Session: HB3008
2018 Regular Session: HB4304
2019 1X: HB135
2019 1X: HB135
2019 1X: HB196
2019 1X: HB197
2019 1X: HB206
2019 1X: HB206
2019 1X: SB1035
2019 1X: SB1035
2019 1X: SB1039
2019 1X: SB1039
2019 Regular Session: HB2862
2019 Regular Session: HB2862
2019 Regular Session: HB3096
2019 Regular Session: HB3145
2019 Regular Session: HB3145
2019 Regular Session: SB451
2019 Regular Session: SB451
2019 Regular Session: SB479
2020 Regular Session: HB2862
2020 Regular Session: HB2862