Section 16-4-1.1

Vacancies.

(a) Notice of a vacancy in the position of State Superintendent of Education shall be posted by the State Board of Education. The notice shall be posted on the Internet and in a conspicuous place at each school campus and worksite, including all state and local board of education offices, at least 30 calendar days before the position is to be filled. The notice shall remain posted until the position is filled and shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Job description and title.

(2) Required qualifications.

(3) Salary amount.

(4) Information on where to submit an application.

(5) Information on any deadlines for applying.

(6) Any other relevant information.

(b) The State Board of Education may adopt or continue policies which are not inconsistent with this section. The position shall not be filled during the required posting period, except as herein provided. The posting of a vacancy notice as required in this section shall not be abridged or delayed except in emergency circumstances and then delayed only temporarily in order to reasonably meet the conditions of the emergency. Violation of the notice requirements of this section by the board shall void any related employment action taken by the board.

(c) A vacancy in the position of State Superintendent of Education shall be filled by the State Board of Education within 120 days after the vacancy occurs. The board may temporarily fill the position on an interim basis for not more than two six-month periods.

(Act 2010-210, p. 332, §1.)