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Policy BJB- Superintendent: Qualifications & Responsibilities (PDF)

Issue Date: March 21, 2012

Updated: October 12, 2022


The Board shall appoint the Superintendent on the basis of outstanding professional qualifications.

Utah Code Ann. § 53G-4-301(2) (2018)

Oath of Office

The Superintendent shall take and sign the constitutional oath of office before assuming office.

Utah Code Ann. § 53G-4-301(6) (2018)

Article IV, Section X, Utah State Constitution

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Utah, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.”

Article IV, Section X, Utah State Constitution

After the superintendent has taken and signed the oath of office, the oath shall be filed with the business administrator of the District.

            Utah Code § 52-1-6 (1953)


The Superintendent shall be the educational leader and administrative manager of the District.  The Superintendent shall implement the policies established by the Board, including:

  1. Serving as the Board’s chief executive officer.

Utah Code Ann. § 53G-4-301(1)((2018)

  1. Hearing employee, student, parent, and community concerns in accordance with Board policies;
  2. Setting an exemplary standard to promote educational excellence and work harmoniously with the Board to set educational goals and objectives reflecting the philosophy of the Board.
  3. Reviewing and evaluating all aspects of the District’s educational program, including facilities, and reporting areas of concern or potential problems.

Budget Officer

The Superintendent shall serve as budget officer for the District.

Utah Code Ann. § 53G-7-302(1)(a)(i) (2019)