3110 - Qualifications of the Superintendent


Adoption Date: 1/13/2000, Revised: 12/9/2010 
3000 - Administration

3110 Qualifications of the Superintendent

The Superintendent of Schools shall be duly certified as a “School District Administrator” or “School District Leader”, as required by the Commissioner's Regulations. To be certified, a Superintendent must hold a Baccalaureate and a Master's degree, and at least 60 hours of graduate study, including 24 hours in school administration and supervision, and an approved administrative/supervisory internship. The internship may be substituted with a one year full time experience in a school administrative or supervisory position. In addition, the Superintendent must have completed two hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. The Commissioner of Education may grant special certification to an exceptionally qualified person who fails to meet all the graduate course or school teaching requirements.

The Board of Education reserves the right to set minimum requirements above those of certification for any candidate who seeks the position of Superintendent.

Policy References:
Education Law §3003(4)
8 NYCRR §80.4

Policy Cross References:
 » 3111 - Recruitment of the Superintendent