Cut Bank School District





Duties and Authorities

The Superintendent is the District’s executive officer and is responsible for the administration and management of District schools, in accordance with Board policies and directives and state and federal law. The Superintendent is authorized to develop administrative procedures to implement Board policy and to delegate duties and responsibilities; however, delegation of a power or duty does not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for that which was delegated.

Qualifications and Appointment

The Superintendent will have the experience and skills necessary to work effectively with the Board, District employees, students, and the community. The Superintendent must be appropriately licensed and endorsed in accordance with state statutes and Board of Public Education rules; or considered appropriately assigned if the Superintendent is enrolled in an internship program as defined in ARM 10.55.602 and meets the requirements of ARM 10.55.607 and ARM 10.55.702.


At least annually the Board will evaluate the performance of the Superintendent, using standards and objectives developed by the Superintendent and the Board, which are consistent with District mission and goal statements. A specific time shall be designated for a formal evaluation session. The evaluation will include a discussion of professional strengths, as well as performance areas needing improvement.

Compensation and Benefits

The Board and the Superintendent will enter into a contract which conforms to this policy and state law. The contract will govern the employment relationship between the Board and the Superintendent.

Legal Reference: § 20-4-402, MCA Duties of district superintendent or county high school principal
ARM 10.55.602 Definition of Internship
ARM 10.55.607 Internships
ARM 10.55.702 Licensure and Duties of District Administrator –
District Superintendent

Policy History:
Adopted on: April 8, 2014
Reviewed on: March 11, 2014
Revised on: