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1140 - Suspension, Termination, or Dismissal of Administrators

It is the desire of the Superintendent to maintain a staff of well-trained, competent administrators in order to offer comprehensive services to the students of this District.

An administrative employee who holds tenure in accordance with the Hillsborough County Teacher Tenure Act may be demoted or dismissed at any time for cause as provided in that act.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board may suspend, demote, or dismiss an administrator who is employed under an annual contract at any time during the contract year pursuant to provisions set forth in Florida statutes, the Rules of the Educational Practices Commission, and/or for cause.

Administrators serving as deputy superintendents or chief executive officers of a division/operation may be dismissed at the will of the Superintendent. At the discretion of the Superintendent, recommendation for demotion will be made to the Board.

Administrators may be required to take such recognized examinations as the Superintendent or designee deems necessary to evaluate their health, competence, and/or performance. Refusal to take required examination(s) shall be grounds for immediate dismissal. The Board shall pay for the cost of the examination(s).

The Superintendent shall determine the effective date of suspension, termination, or dismissal.

F.S. 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.33, 1012.34

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