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New York Education - Article 61 - § 3003 Qualifications of Superintendents

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    § 3003. Qualifications of superintendents.  1. No person except one in
  possession  of a valid superintendent's certificate prior to July first,
  nineteen hundred seventy-one shall hereafter be eligible to the position
  of  superintendent  of  schools,  deputy  superintendent   of   schools,
  associate superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent of schools
  or  other superintendent of schools or member of a board of examiners in
  a city school district or as a superintendent of schools in a union free
  or central school district having a population of more  than  forty-five
  hundred,   or   eligible  to  appointment  to  the  office  of  district
  superintendent of schools in this state,  who  is  not  eligible  for  a
  superintendent's  certificate  issued  by the commissioner in accordance
  with the following requirements:
    a. He shall be a graduate of a college or university approved  by  the
  commissioner  and  in addition shall have completed sixty semester hours
  in graduate courses approved by the commissioner; and
    b. At the time of his appointment  each  shall  have  completed  three
  years  of teaching experience satisfactory to the commissioner in public
  or non-public schools.
    2. The  commissioner  of  education  shall  issue  a  superintendent's
  permanent  certificate to any person who on March twenty-fifth, nineteen
  hundred  thirty-seven,  held  or  was  appointed  to,  a   position   of
  superintendent  of  schools, deputy superintendent of schools, associate
  superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent of schools or  other
  superintendent of schools or member of a board of examiners in a city or
  as  a superintendent of schools in a village having a population of more
  than forty-five hundred, or district superintendent of schools.
    3. The commissioner, at the request of a board of education  or  board
  of  cooperative  educational services, may provide for the issuance of a
  certificate as superintendent  of  schools  to  exceptionally  qualified
  persons  who  do  not  meet  all  of  the  graduate  course  or teaching
  requirements of subdivision one of this section, but  whose  exceptional
  training   and   experience  are  the  substantial  equivalent  of  such
  requirements and qualify such persons for the duties of a superintendent
  of schools.
    4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner  shall
  require  that  any  person applying, on or after January first, nineteen
  hundred  ninety-one,  for  a  superintendent's  certificate  shall,   in
  addition  to  all  the  other  requirements, have completed two hours of
  coursework or training regarding the  identification  and  reporting  of
  child  abuse  and  maltreatment.  The  coursework  or  training shall be
  obtained from an institution or provider which has been approved by  the
  department  to  provide  such  coursework or training. The coursework or
  training shall include information regarding the physical and behavioral
  indicators of child abuse and maltreatment and the  statutory  reporting
  requirements  set  out  in  sections  four hundred thirteen through four
  hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limited to,
  when and how a report must be made, what other actions the  reporter  is
  mandated   or   authorized  to  take,  the  legal  protections  afforded
  reporters, and the consequences for failing to  report.  Each  applicant
  shall  provide  the department with documentation showing that he or she
  has completed the required training.
    5. The commissioner may provide for the issuance of a  certificate  as
  deputy,  associate  or  assistant  superintendent  for  business  to any
  qualified person who meets all of the requirements of subdivision one of
  this section, except those contained in paragraph b of  subdivision  one
  of this section.
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