(a) The city superintendent of schools shall be the chief executive officer of the city board of education and shall see that the laws relating to the schools and the rules and regulations of the city board of education are carried into effect.
(b) The city superintendent of schools shall explain the true intent and meaning of the school laws, and of the rules and regulations of the city board of education and of the State Board of Education, subject to the provisions of this title.
(c) The superintendent shall decide, without expense to the parties concerned, all controversies and disputes involving the rules and regulations of the city board of education and the proper administration of the public schools.
(d) The superintendent shall have authority to administer oaths and to examine under oath witnesses in any matter pertaining to the public schools of the city and to cause the examinations to be reduced to writing.
(e) The city board of education shall appoint as its executive officer a superintendent of schools, who may also be secretary of the board of education.
(f) The superintendent of schools shall conduct all correspondence of the board, keep and preserve all of its records, receive all reports required by the board and see that such reports are in proper form, complete and accurate. He shall attend all meetings of the board and of its committee and shall have the right to advise on any motion under consideration, but shall have no vote. In case the secretary is absent, the board shall appoint some member of the board or a teacher in the schools under the jurisdiction of said board to act for the time being.
(School Code 1927, §§195, 221; Code 1940, T. 52, §§155, 179.)