SB 613 - School Supts. - appt. before contract expires

Georgia Senate - 1995/1996 Sessions

SB 613 - School Supts. - appt. before contract expires

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Senate Comm: Ed / House Comm: Ed / Senate Vote: Yeas 48 Nays 0 --------------------------------------------- Senate Action House --------------------------------------------- 1/24/96 Read 1st time 2/7/96 2/2/96 Favorably Reported 2/20/96 2/5/96 Read 2nd Time 2/8/96 2/6/96 Read 3rd Time 3/8/96 2/6/96 Passed/Adopted 3/8/96 Comm/Floor Amend/Sub FA 3/13/96 Amend/Sub Agreed To 3/25/96 Sent To Governor 4/15/96 Signed by Governor 972 Act/Veto Number --------------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 20-2-101
SB 613 96 SB613/AP SENATE BILL 613 By: Senators Marable of the 52nd, Middleton of the 50th, Dean of the 31st and Newbill of the 56th A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Code Section 20-2-101 of the Official Code of 1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to appointment of school 1- 3 superintendents, so as to clarify the provisions relating to 1- 4 the duration of school superintendent employment contracts 1- 5 so as to prohibit certain extensions; to provide for 1- 6 appointments of school superintendents prior to the 1- 7 expiration of their contracts or terms and provide for 1- 8 vacancies; to provide when certain notices and announcements 1- 9 regarding the employment of such superintendents are not 1-10 required; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1-11 purposes. 1-12 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-13 Code Section 20-2-101 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-14 Annotated, relating to appointment of school 1-15 superintendents, is amended by striking subsections (a) and 1-16 (e) thereof and inserting in their respective places the 1-17 following: 1-18 "(a) Superintendents of each school system shall be 1-19 employed by the local board of education under written 1-20 contracts for a term of not less than one year and not 1-21 more than three years. Any provision of any such contract 1-22 which provides for an extension of the duration of 1-23 employment thereunder, whether automatic or contingent 1-24 upon the occurrence of one or more events, shall be void 1-25 if that extension would result in employment under the 1-26 contract, as so extended, for a period which exceeds three 1-27 years. Those provisions of any local Act which authorize 1-28 employment contracts with a school superintendent which 1-29 are of a duration which exceeds that authorized by this 1-30 subsection, which local Act became effective before, at 1-31 the time of, or after April 15, 1993, are repealed. Any 1-32 contract entered into pursuant to the provisions of a 1-33 local Act repealed by the terms of the preceding sentence 1-34 of this subsection shall not be affected by such repeal S. B. 613 -1- (Index) SB613/AP 2- 1 for the duration of that contract as specified immediately 2- 2 before April 15, 1993, as long as that contract was valid 2- 3 at such time. 2- 4 (e) Where a vacancy occurs in the office of any elected 2- 5 superintendent of a local school system on or after 2- 6 January 1, 1993, the local board shall appoint and employ 2- 7 a successor in accordance with this Code section. At any 2- 8 time during the 12 months immediately preceding the 2- 9 expiration of an appointed or elected school 2-10 superintendent's contract or term of office, or when a 2-11 vacancy in the office of school superintendent occurs, the 2-12 local board may appoint and employ a successor in 2-13 accordance with the above provisions of this Code section, 2-14 notwithstanding that the terms of some or all of the board 2-15 members will expire before the employment of the 2-16 superintendent so appointed and employed begins. Where a 2-17 local board of education decides to appoint and employ the 2-18 incumbent elected superintendent of the school district as 2-19 the superintendent for a term beginning during 1996 or 2-20 thereafter, or to renew the contract of any appointed 2-21 superintendent, the board shall not be required to comply 2-22 with the notice and announcement provisions of subsection 2-23 (d) of Code Section 20-2-211 or any local policy adopted 2-24 pursuant thereto." SECTION 2. 2-25 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2-26 repealed. SECTION 3. 2-27 This Act shall become effective upon the signature of the 2-28 Governor or upon becoming law without his signature. S. B. 613 -2- (Index)

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