NONRENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS

 

Probationary Teachers

On or before April 15 of each school year, the Board of Education shall notify in writing a probationary teacher who will not be retained by the school district of the nonrenewal of his or her contract. If the teacher was nonrenewed due to a decrease in student enrollment, school district reorganization or the financial condition of the school district, the written notice will include the reason for nonrenewal. Otherwise, upon request, the district will provide a concise written statement of the reason or reasons the contract was not renewed.

Certificated Administrative Staff Ineligible for Tenure

On or before April 15 of the year in which a contract expires, the Board of Education shall notify in writing an administrator ineligible for tenure (other than the superintendent) concerning his or her re-employment. Any motion regarding re-employment of such certificated employee shall include only one (1) person and shall be made in the positive. A majority of the elected members voting in the affirmative shall constitute re-employment.

Nonrenewed administrators who have tenure as a teacher in the district will be offered a teaching position in accordance with law and must provide written notice to the district by June 1 if they do not intend to accept the position.

If an administrator is nonrenewed or demoted, and if the employee has been re-employed five (5) times by the district, the employee may, within ten (10) days following receipt of notice, request a written statement of reasons. The statement shall be provided within ten (10) days of receipt of the request. The employee shall be granted a hearing, if requested in writing within ten (10) days after receipt of the statement of reasons. The hearing shall be held within ten (10) days of the receipt of the request, and shall be open at the employee’s request. The employee may have counsel, testify, offer evidence and cross-examine witnesses. After the hearing, no further action by the Board shall be required.

Noncertificated Professional Staff

Unless otherwise required by law, the district may nonrenew the contracts of noncertificated professional staff members by notifying the employee prior to entering into a new contract with the employee that his or her contract will not be renewed.

 

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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

 

Adopted: 1-14-08

 

Revised:

 

Cross Refs: BDDF, Voting Method

 

Legal Refs: §§ 168.101, .126, RSMo.

 

Raymondville R-VII School District, Raymondville, Missouri

 

 

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