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  • Section C: General School Administration


A primary function of the RSU 21 School Board 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 the 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 district. They shall have discretionary authority, subject to later approval by the Board, to act upon all emergency matters and those as to which their power and duties are not specifically set forth or limited.

The Superintendent shall devote their 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 Board.

All individuals employed by the district are responsible to the Superintendent of Schools.  The Superintendent shall make such rules and give such instructions to school employees as may be necessary to make policies of the Board effective.

At their discretion, the Superintendent may delegate to other employees of the district the exercise of any powers and the discharge of any duties imposed upon the Superintendent by these rules or by vote of the Board.  The delegation of power or duty, however, shall not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for the action taken under such delegation.

Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA §§ 1001, 1053

Cross Reference: CBI - Evaluation of the Superintendent

Adopted: 10/17/22


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