§7-9-14. Removal of officers.
The board, for misconduct or willful neglect of duty, and upon sufficient proof thereof, may remove any officer or employee of the institution, except the superintendent thereof, who shall be removed for cause and in the manner provided for the removal of city officers; and any employee of the superintendent may be discharged at his discretion, but no officer shall be removed by the board until he has had an opportunity to be heard in his defense.