(105 ILCS 5/10-21.4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-21.4)
Superintendent - Duties.
Except in districts
in which there is only one school with fewer than 4
teachers, to employ a superintendent, who shall have charge
of the administration of the schools under the direction of
the board of education. However, in any school district that has boundaries that lie in 3 counties, one county of which has a population exceeding 1,000,000 inhabitants, that has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, and that has on staff properly licensed assistant superintendents or directors in the areas of instruction, finance, special education, assessments, and career and technology education, the school board may instead, by a vote of a majority of its full membership, appoint a chief executive officer to serve as its superintendent, who shall be a person of recognized administrative ability and management experience, hold a master's degree, have been employed with the school district for a minimum of 5 years in an administrative capacity, be responsible for the management of the district, and have all other powers and duties of a superintendent as set forth in this Code, but who shall be exempt from the provisions and requirements of Section 21B-15 of this Code for a period of 5 years.
In addition to the administrative
duties, the superintendent shall make recommendations to
the board concerning the budget, building plans, the
locations of sites, the selection, retention and dismissal of teachers
and all other employees, the selection of textbooks, instructional material
and courses of study.
However, in districts under a Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to
Section 1A-8 for violating a financial plan, the duties and responsibilities of
the superintendent in relation to the financial and business operations of the
district shall be approved by the Panel. In the event the Board refuses or
fails to follow a directive or comply with an information request of the Panel,
the performance of those duties shall be subject to the direction of the
The superintendent shall also notify the State Board
of Education, the board and the chief administrative official, other than
the alleged perpetrator himself, in the school where the alleged
perpetrator serves, that any person who is employed in a school or
otherwise comes into frequent contact with children
in the school has been named as a perpetrator in an indicated report filed
pursuant to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, approved June 26,
1975, as amended. The superintendent shall keep or cause to be kept the
records and accounts as directed and required by the board, aid in making
reports required by the board, and perform such other duties as the board
may delegate to him.
In addition, each year at a time designated by the State Superintendent of Education,
superintendent shall report to the State Board of Education the number of high school students in the
district who are enrolled in accredited courses (for which high school
credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the courses) at any
community college, together with the name and number of the course or
courses which each such student is taking.
The provisions of this Section shall also apply to
board of director districts.
Notice of intent not to renew
a contract must be given in writing stating the
specific reason therefor by April 1 of the contract
year unless the contract specifically provides otherwise.
Failure to do so will automatically extend the contract
for an additional year. Within 10 days after receipt of
notice of intent not to renew a contract, the superintendent
may request a closed session hearing on the dismissal. At the hearing the
superintendent has the privilege of presenting evidence, witnesses and
defenses on the grounds for dismissal.
The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to a district under a
Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Section 1A-8 for violating a financial
(Source: P.A. 99-846, eff. 6-1-17