If a board of education determines the superintendent is incapacitated in such a manner that he is unable to perform the duties of the office of superintendent, the board may, by a majority vote of the members of the board, appoint a person to serve in his place pro tempore. Each board of education shall adopt a written policy establishing standards for determining whether the superintendent is incapacitated, and shall provide that during any period in which the superintendent is incapacitated, he may be placed on sick leave or on leave of absence and may be returned to active duty status from sick leave or leave of absence. The superintendent may request a hearing before the board on any action taken under this section, and he shall have the same rights in any such hearing as are granted to a teacher in a board hearing under section 3319.16 of the Revised Code. The superintendent pro tempore shall perform all of the duties and functions of the superintendent and shall serve until the board by majority vote determines the superintendent's incapacity is removed or until the expiration of the superintendent's contract or term of office, whichever is sooner. The superintendent pro tempore may be removed at any time for cause by a two-thirds vote of the members of the board. The board shall fix the compensation of the superintendent pro tempore in accordance with section 3319.01 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 11-15-1977.
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.