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SB 0038 - Education; authority for the State School Superintendent to employ and dismiss employees

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Rogers,Chip 21st
Last Action: 5/3/2012 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Senate Committee: ED&Y
House Committee: Ed

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 38, Rogers – 21

State School Superintendent may hire and dismiss employees without SBOE approval.  The State School Superintendent may establish the agenda for the state Board of Education meetings; currently the state board chair sets the agenda.  The State School Superintendent can approve contracts up to $250,000 without board approval; the current amount is $50,000.  Currently, the superintendent can hire 5 employees without approval, usually the deputy superintendents.  Local boards of education approve all hires and dismissals upon the local school superintendent’s recommendation. While the other state  constitutionally elected officers have total control over whom they hire and fire, the state school superintendent is the only one with a board.  The other agency boards have the authority to hire and fire the departmental CEO, but the State Board of Education does not have such authority.  

Short Note: VETOED

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