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S.B. 119 Enrolled

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

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House Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies qualifications for a district superintendent of schools.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that at the request of a local school board, the State Board of Education
             13      shall grant a letter of authorization permitting a person with outstanding
             14      professional qualifications to serve as superintendent without holding an
             15      administrative/supervisory license; and
             16          .    makes technical amendments.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          53A-3-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 231 and 315
             24     
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 53A-3-301 is amended to read:
             27           53A-3-301. Superintendent of schools -- Appointment -- Qualifications -- Term --
             28      Compensation.
             29          (1) A local school board shall appoint a district superintendent of schools who serves


             30      as the local school board's chief executive officer.
             31          (2) [(a) The] A local school board shall appoint the superintendent on the basis of
             32      outstanding professional qualifications.
             33          [(b) The] (3) A superintendent's term of office is for two years and until a successor is
             34      appointed and qualified.
             35          [(3)] (4) If it becomes necessary to appoint an interim superintendent due to a vacancy
             36      in the office of superintendent, [then] the local school board shall make an appointment during
             37      a public meeting for an indefinite term not to exceed one year, which term shall end upon the
             38      appointment and qualification of a new superintendent.
             39          [(4)] (5) (a) The superintendent shall hold an administrative/supervisory license issued
             40      by the State Board of Education, except as otherwise provided in Subsection [(4)] (5)(b).
             41          (b) [A local board of education may] At the request[, and] of a local school board, the
             42      State Board of Education [may] shall grant[,] a letter of authorization permitting a person with
             43      outstanding professional qualifications to serve as superintendent without holding an
             44      administrative/supervisory license.
             45          [(5) The] (6) A local school board shall set the superintendent's compensation for
             46      services.
             47          [(6) The] (7) A superintendent qualifies for office by taking the constitutional oath of
             48      office.


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