The Board's decision not to renew the Superintendent's contract shall not be based on the Superintendent's exercise of rights guaranteed by the Constitution, or based unlawfully on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age. Reasons for the nonrenewal of the Superintendent's contract shall be:

Deficiencies pointed out in evaluations, supplemental memoranda, or other communications.

Failure to fulfill duties or responsibilities.

Incompetency or inefficiency in the performance of duties.

Insubordination or failure to comply with Board directives.

Failure to comply with Board policies or administrative regulations.

Failure of the District to make measurable progress towards the goals stated in the District improvement plan. [See BQ]

Conducting personal business during school hours when it results in neglect of duties.

Drunkenness or excessive use of alcoholic beverages; or possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol or alcoholic beverages while on school property, while working in the scope of the employee's duties, or while attending any school- or District-sponsored activity.

The illegal possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, hallucinogens, or other substances regulated by state statutes.

Failure to meet the District's standards of professional conduct.

Failure to report to the Board any arrest, indictment, conviction, no contest or guilty plea, or other adjudication for any felony, any crime involving moral turpitude, or other offense listed at DH(LOCAL).

Conviction of or deferred adjudication for any felony, any crime involving moral turpitude, or other offense listed at DH(LOCAL); or conviction of a lesser included offense pursuant to a plea when the original charged offense is a felony. [See DH]

Failure to comply with reasonable District requirements regarding advanced coursework or professional improvement and growth.

Disability, not otherwise protected by law, that prevents the Superintendent from performing the essential functions of the job.

Any activity, school-connected or otherwise, that, because of publicity given it or knowledge of it among students, faculty, or community, impairs or diminishes the Superintendent's effectiveness in the District.

Any breach by the Superintendent of an employment contract or any reason specified in the Superintendent's employment contract.

Failure to maintain an effective working relationship, or maintain good rapport, with parents, the community, staff, or the Board.

Assault on a person on school property or at a school-related function, or on an employee, student, or student's parent regardless of time or place.

Use of profanity in the course of performing any duties of employment, whether on or off school premises, in the presence of students, staff, or members of the public, if reasonably characterized as unprofessional.

Falsification of records or other documents related to the District's activities.

Falsification or omission of required information on an employment application.

Misrepresentation of facts to the Board or other District officials in the conduct of District business.

Failure to fulfill requirements for Superintendent certification.

Failure to fulfill the requirements of a deficiency plan under an Emergency Permit or a Special Assignment Permit.

Any attempt to encourage or coerce a child to withhold information from the child's parent or from other District personnel.

Any reason constituting good cause for terminating the contract during its term.


If the Board determines that the Superintendent's contract should be considered for nonrenewal, the Board shall deliver to the Superintendent by hand or certified mail, return receipt requested, written notice of the proposed nonrenewal. This notice shall contain the hearing procedures and shall be delivered not later than the 30th day before the last day of the contract term.


If the Superintendent desires a hearing after receiving notice of the proposed nonrenewal, the Superintendent shall notify the Board in writing and file a written request with the Commissioner for an independent hearing examiner not later than the 15th day after receiving the notice of proposed action.


The hearing shall be conducted by an independent hearing examiner in accordance with the process described at BJCF(EXHIBIT).


Following the hearing, the Board shall take appropriate action in accordance with BJCF(EXHIBIT).


If the Superintendent fails to request a hearing, the Board shall take the appropriate action and notify the Superintendent in writing of that action not later than the 30th day after the date the notice of proposed nonrenewal was sent.

Fort Bend ISD



DATE ISSUED: 10/28/2008