Employing the Superintendent is one of the school board’s most important duties. Whether your board is negotiating a contract for a new superintendent or renegotiating a veteran superintendent’s contract, ASBA encourages you to seek legal advice in developing the employment contract. Lawyers with expertise in education and who understand the relationships among local school districts, school boards and superintendents are especially helpful.
ASBA has drafted a model contract that can be used as a resource for school boards and superintendents. The footnotes are particularly helpful, and should be read carefully; not every provision in the model contract is a good fit for every district. The Association recommends that a licensed attorney be consulted regarding the drafting and negotiation of any contract between a school district and its superintendent. Click here to view the latest version of ASBA’s model contract.