ALLOW SHARED ISD-LOCAL

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS

House Bills 4232-4234 

Sponsor:  Rep. Matt Huuki

Committee:  Education

Complete to 3-8-11

A SUMMARY OF HOUSE BILLS 4232 - 4234 AS INTRODUCED 2-10-11

House Bill 4233 would amend the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1229) to specify that a school district board, instead of directly employing a superintendent of schools, could contract with its intermediate school district board to arrange for the intermediate superintendent, or another person, to serve as the local school district superintendent.

House Bill 4232 would amend Public Act 566 of 1978 (MCL 15.183), which prohibits the holding of incompatible public offices, to specify that this standard of conduct would not prohibit a superintendent of an intermediate school district from serving simultaneously as superintendent of a local school district, or prohibit an intermediate school district from contracting with another person to serve as superintendent of a local school district, even if the local school district were a constituent district of the ISD.

House Bill 4234 would amend Public Act 317 of 1968 (MCL 15.323a), which prohibits conflicts of interest in contracts with public entities, to specify that this standard of conduct would not prohibit a superintendent of an ISD from serving simultaneously as superintendent of a local school district, nor would it prohibit an ISD from contracting with another person to serve as superintendent of a local schools district, even if the local school district were a constituent district of the ISD.

House Bill 4233 is tie-barred to House Bills 4232 and 4234, so it could not go into effect unless those bills also were enacted into law. 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The bills would have no fiscal impact on the State and an indeterminate fiscal impact for districts and ISDs.  To the extent that the bills would allow districts and ISDs to reduce staff costs by sharing a superintendent, it could create local savings.

                                                                                           Legislative Analyst:   J. Hunault

                                                                                                   Fiscal Analyst:   Mary Ann Cleary

                                                                                                                           Bethany Wicksall

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.