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CB - School Superintendent


A primary function of the Board of Education is to select a Superintendent of Schools.  To select a Superintendent, a majority vote of all members of the Board shall be required.  They  may be appointed to a contract of up to five years in accordance with the laws of the state of Maine.

The Superintendent shall be executive officer of the Board.  In addition, under Maine law, they shall serve as secretary ex officio to the Board.  They shall attend all meetings and have the right to speak on all subjects, but shall have no vote.

The Superintendent shall administer and supervise the public educational system of the town.  They shall have discretionary authority, subject to later approval by the Board, to act upon all emergency matters and those as to which the power and duties are not specifically set forth or limited.

The Superintendent shall devote his/her entire working time to the duties of the position.  They may, without violation of the provisions of this section, perform educational functions outside the town with the approval of the Commissioner of Education and the Board.

20-A MRSA §§ 1001, 1053

Cross Reference:

CBI - Evaluation of the Superintendent

Policy Adopted: April 10, 2024