18A:17-24.2.Contract for sharing superintendent, school business administrator
5. Any boards obtaining the approval of the Commissioner of Education may contract with one another for the sharing of a superintendent or school business administrator. The contract shall be in writing and shall address the responsibilities of each district under the sharing relationship, including the apportionment of costs. The agreement shall be made contingent upon the districts' mutual agreement on a candidate to fill the shared position and shall be conterminous with the superintendent's or business administrator's employment contract. A candidate for the position of superintendent shall hold the standard certificate of school administrator and a candidate for the position of school business administrator shall hold the standard certificate of school business administrator.
a. The school districts shall together agree on how the initial costs of sharing a superintendent or business administrator shall be apportioned, which apportionment shall be expressed as a percentage for each district, and shall include the cost of salaries and benefits.
b. At least one year prior to the expiration of the first or any subsequent contract between school boards sharing a superintendent or business administrator, a board wishing to terminate the contract shall notify, in writing, the other board or boards and the superintendent or business administrator, that it wishes to terminate the contract.
c. Should a board give a notice of termination, the contract between the boards shall be terminated at the expiration of that term and the superintendent or business administrator shall not be reappointed by the joint boards at the end of the current term. However, the termination shall not preclude a board from reemploying the superintendent or business administrator on an individual basis.
d. Upon the expiration of a contract between school boards sharing a superintendent or business administrator, the boards shall submit a report to the county superintendent or superintendents, which shall include an evaluation of the sharing relationship and the feasibility of voluntarily forming a regional district.
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