Superintendent of Schools
Maine School Administrative District No. 31
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
A primary function of the 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. He/she 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 Statutes
he/she shall serve as secretary ex officio to the Board. He/she 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 towns.
He/she shall have discretionary authority, subject to later approval by the Board, to act upon all
emergency matters and those as to which his/her power and duties are not specifically set forth or
The Superintendent shall devote his/her entire working time to the duties of the position. He/she
may, without violation of the provisions of this section, perform educational functions outside of
the towns with the approval of the Commissioner of Education and the Board.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA §§ 1001, 1053
Cross Reference: CBG Evaluation of the Superintendent
First Reading: 08/19/1998
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