(A) Each county board of developmental disabilities shall either employ a superintendent or obtain the services of the superintendent of another county board of developmental disabilities. The board shall provide for a superintendent who is qualified, as specified in rules adopted by the department of developmental disabilities in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The superintendent shall have no voting privileges on the board.
If the superintendent position becomes vacant, the county board first shall consider entering into an agreement with another county board for the sharing of a superintendent under division (B) of this section. If the county board determines there are no significant efficiencies or it is impractical to share a superintendent, the county board may employ a superintendent in accordance with this section to fill the vacancy.
The board shall prescribe the duties of its superintendent and review the superintendent's performance. The superintendent may be removed, suspended, or demoted for cause pursuant to section 5126.23 of the Revised Code. The board shall fix the superintendent's compensation and reimburse the superintendent for actual and necessary expenses.
Each county board that employs its own superintendent shall employ the superintendent under a contract. To enter into a contract, the board shall adopt a resolution agreeing to the contract. Each contract for employment or re-employment of a superintendent shall be for a term of not less than one and not more than five years. At the expiration of a superintendent's current term of employment, the superintendent may be re-employed. If the board intends not to re-employ the superintendent, the board shall give the superintendent written notification of its intention. The notice shall be given not less than ninety days prior to the expiration of the superintendent's contract.
(B) Two or more county boards may enter into an arrangement under which the superintendent of one county board acts as the superintendent of another county board. To enter into such an arrangement, each board shall adopt a resolution agreeing to the arrangement. The resolutions shall specify the duration of the arrangement and the contribution each board is to make to the superintendent's compensation and reimbursement for expenses.
(C) If a vacancy occurs in the position of superintendent, a county board may appoint a person who holds a valid superintendent's certificate issued under the rules of the department to work under a contract for an interim period not to exceed one hundred eighty days until a permanent superintendent can be employed or arranged for under division (A) or (B) of this section. The director of the department may approve additional periods of time for these types of interim appointments when so requested by a resolution adopted by a county board, if the director determines that the additional periods are warranted and the services of a permanent superintendent are not available.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 2005 SB10 09-05-200.