Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes that it is vital to the successful operation of the County that positions created by the Board be filled with highly-qualified and competent administrators.

The Board shall approve the employment, fix the compensation, and establish the term of employment for each administrative staff member employed by the Board.

Such approval shall be given only to candidates for employment recommended by the Superintendent.

When any recommended candidate has been rejected by the Board, the Superintendent shall make a substitute recommendation.

The only administrative position for which the board may employ the spouse of the Superintendent or a Board member is as a principal. The Board may employ other relatives of the Superintendent or a Board member as administrators, provided that the relative is not an unemancipated child or financial dependent (IRS criteria) of the Superintendent or Board member.

When the employment of a Board member's relative as an administrator is permitted by this policy, the related Board member shall not participate in any way in the discussion or vote on the employment, and the Board member shall leave the Board meeting during the discussion and vote. For purposes of this paragraph, a candidate for an administrative position shall be considered to be a Board member's relative if the candidate is the Board member's spouse, parent or parent-in-law, brother or sister, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, child, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, grandparent, or grandchild.

Any administrator who intentionally misstates facts material to his/her qualifications for employment or the determination of salary shall be subject to dismissal by the Board.

The Superintendent shall list all vacant administrative positions on the school systemís website, shall post notices of such vacancies in conspicuous working places for all professional personnel to observe for at least five (5) working days, shall give notice of such vacancies to all qualified personnel on the preferred recall list, and shall prepare administrative guidelines for the recruitment and selection of all administrators.