Principals will be employed by the Melrose Public Schools under individual contracts of employment. Said contracts will be submitted to the Committee for their approval of all terms concerning compensation/benefits, prior to the presentation of a contract of employment to the principal. The compensation/benefit levels, above referenced, may be exceeded only with the approval of the Committee.
Initial contracts issued to principals may be not less than one year nor more than three years in length. The second and subsequent contracts will be for not less than three nor more than five years unless: (i) said contract is a one year contract based on the failure of the superintendent to notify the principal of the proposed nonrenewal of his/her contract pursuant to this section; or (ii) both parties agree to a shorter term of employment. All elements of principal of employment will comply with state law and regulation.
As a condition of employment, each principal must maintain current certification; adhere to the policies and goals of the Committee and the directives of the Superintendent, and annually submit, with the school council, the educational goals and school improvement plan for the school building(s) under his/her direction.
MSC first vote: 10/14/14
MSC second vote: 10/28/14