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(Consolidated up to 28/2018)


School Act


Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

                2      Qualifications

                3      Ministers approval

                4      Severance allowance

                5      Expiry


1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “Act” means the School Act;

                              (b)    “equivalent standard” means an equivalent standard of education or experience as determined by the Minister;

                               (c)    “superintendent” means a superintendent of schools appointed in accordance with the Act and includes an individual appointed to act in the office of superintendent.

AR 178/2003 s1;138/2009


2(1)  No individual may be appointed as a superintendent unless the individual has

                               (a)    a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent from a university in Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard,

                              (b)    a Master’s degree from a university in Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard,

                               (c)    a certificate of qualification as a teacher issued under the Act or an equivalent certificate issued by another province or a territory, and

                              (d)    3 years’ experience in a school system in Alberta or in a school system of equivalent standard which is acceptable to the board that appoints the superintendent.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person who is a secretary, a treasurer, or a secretary‑treasurer appointed under section 116 of the Act may not hold the position of superintendent.

(3)  The term for which an individual is appointed to act in the office of superintendent must not exceed one year, but the individual may be reappointed with the prior approval in writing of the Minister.

AR 178/2003 s2;138/2009

Ministers approval

3   The Minister may refuse to approve an appointment or reappointment of a superintendent if the provisions of the employment contract relating to that position, including any provision governing termination of the contract, are not acceptable to the Minister.

Severance allowance

4(1)  Where

                               (a)    an individual ceases to be a superintendent by reason of resignation or termination or non‑renewal of the individual’s appointment or employment contract, and

                              (b)    the board pays a severance allowance to that individual,

the severance allowance shall not exceed one year’s salary.

(2)  For the purpose of subsection (1), “severance allowance” does not include vacation pay or a reasonable relocation allowance.

AR 178/2003 s4;138/2009


5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on August 31, 2021.

AR 178/2003 s5;90/2005;88/2007;138/2009;231/2012;