Section 45-12-101Election; qualifications; powers and duties; compensation.
(a) The Superintendent of Education of Choctaw County shall be elected at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1982, and at the general election every fourth year thereafter, by the qualified electors of Choctaw County. The superintendent elected in 1982 shall assume office at the expiration of the contract of the incumbent superintendent, but no later than July 1, 1984, and shall hold office until his or her successor is elected and qualified. Thereafter the superintendent shall hold office for a term of four years, beginning on the first day of July following his or her election, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
(b) The Superintendent of Education of Choctaw County shall possess the same qualifications as are now required and provided in Section 16-9-2, and his or her official bond shall be fixed and approved in the manner provided by Section 16-9-3.
(c) The Choctaw County Superintendent of Education shall perform and discharge all the duties prescribed by general law for the county superintendent of education, and any additional duties heretofore or hereafter prescribed by local law.
(d) The beginning salary of the elected superintendent shall be commensurate with the salary paid the immediately preceding superintendent. Any subsequent increase of salary provided by the local school district, the State of Alabama, or any other source to certified personnel will automatically be provided to the superintendent on a pro rata basis for the 12 months contract. The total amount of the increase provided to certified personnel for a standard teacher contract of 180 days or more, will be divided by nine and then multiplied by 12, and then be provided to the superintendent.
(e) The board of education may, in and of itself, grant a salary increase to the superintendent at its discretion in years when one is not provided from sources outside or within the school district to certified personnel, and may also grant an amount greater than that provided by sources either within or without the school district if it so deems appropriate, but may not reduce the salary of the superintendent during the term of office.
(Acts 1971, No. 2312, p. 3734, §§1-5; Act 80-295, p. 409, §1; Act 81-366, p. 534, §1.)