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1120 - Employment of Administrators

The Board shall approve the employment, determine the compensation, and establish the term of employment for each administrator employed by the Board. Approval shall be given only to those candidates for employment recommended by the Superintendent.

Administrators are individuals who supervise the resources, operations, and management of school(s) and/or department(s) and meet established qualifications.

Administrators serving as principals, assistant principals, and coordinators or supervisors of instructional programs shall be employed pursuant to the Hillsborough County Teacher Tenure Act.

Administrators serving as deputy superintendents or as chief executive officers of a division/operation serve at the will of the Superintendent.

All other administrators are subject to annual appointment as recommended by the Superintendent and approved by the Board.

Any administrative staff member's misstatement of fact material to qualifications for employment for the determination of salary shall be considered to constitute grounds for dismissal.

A candidate shall be disqualified from employment in any administrative position that requires direct contact with students if the candidate is ineligible for such employment under F.S. 1012.315.

To be eligible for employment in an administrative position requiring certification, an individual must be of good moral character and hold a valid certificate issued pursuant to Florida law and the rules of the State Board of Education. A copy of the certificate must be filed with the District.

The Superintendent shall also conduct employment history checks of all candidates for administrative positions. The employment history check shall include, but not be limited to, contacting any previous employer and screening the candidate through the use of the screening tools described in Florida law. If contact with (a) previous employer(s) cannot be made, the Superintendent shall document the efforts made to do so.

All administrators shall become familiar with the policies of the Board and other policies, regulations, memoranda, bulletins, and handbooks that pertain to their duties in the District. Any administrator employed by the Board who shall be guilty of any willful violation of the policies of the Board shall be guilty of insubordination and shall be subject to dismissal or other lesser penalty as the Board may prescribe.

F.S. 1012.01, 1012.23, 1012.315, 1012.32, 1012.33, 1012.55, 1012.56

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