The district encourages teachers to notify the superintendent as soon as the teacher decides not to return or not to accept another contract with the district. Resignations become effective at the end of the school year in which they are submitted unless the district is notified otherwise.

A tenured teacher has a binding contract with the district for the next school year if the teacher does not notify the district of his or her resignation in writing by June 1, or at the time a new contract is executed with the district if executed prior to June 1. A probationary teacher has a binding contract with the district once the teacher and the Board have executed a contract.

Once under contract, only the Board has the authority to release the teacher from a contract. The Board considers serious illness, transfer of spouse and military service legitimate reasons for resignation of professional staff. However, the Board will consider each resignation on an individual basis. A teacher will not be released from a contract unless a suitable replacement is found.

The Board reserves the right to pursue all available legal remedies when an employee breaks a contract with the district including, but not limited to, filing charges to have a teacher’s certificate revoked or seeking a monetary judgment.


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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




Cross Refs: GCB, Professional Staff Contracts and Compensation Plans


Legal Refs: §§ 168.101 – .130, RSMo.


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