Arizona school boards can fire superintendents of ‘failing’ schools under proposed bill

An Arizona bill seeks to terminate any superintendents leading schools considered academically insufficient after nearly 100 schools were deemed “failing” by the state last year.

Rep. David Cook (R-Pinal City) introduced the bill at the start of this year’s legislative session. The language grants school boards throughout the state the ability to prematurely end a superintendent’s contract.

Superintendents are at risk of termination if they are found to be violating school board policy or if at least one school in their respective district receives a grade of “D” or “F” from the state over three or more years. If removed from their roles for either of these reasons, they may not seek damages or be paid out for the remainder of their contract.

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