(a) The State Superintendent of Education shall develop programs for the instruction and training of local superintendents of education in subjects including finance, instruction, and legal requirements. The instruction and training shall be designed to instill a minimum level of competence in local superintendents of education. Tests of competency shall be administered by the State Superintendent of Education as required by Section 16-1-38.
(b) Persons employed before June 1, 2006, as local superintendents by a local board of education or elected by the people shall complete the mandated training and pass the mandated competency test within three years of June 1, 2006, unless they shall sooner become employed by another local board of education in which case they shall immediately complete the mandated training and competency test. All local superintendents of education shall complete the mandated training and pass the mandated competency test before being hired or elected as a local superintendent or after assuming office as provided in subsection (c).
(c) The State Superintendent of Education, based upon reasonable cause, may allow a newly elected or appointed superintendent to attend and satisfactorily complete the training after assuming office.
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