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407 – Resignations

Form. Resignations shall be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the resigning party and delivered to the Director of Human Resources who shall transmit copies to the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Regular Time for Submitting Resignations.

Administrators. Administrators shall submit their written resignations in the last year of the term of their employment on or before May 1, or on or before the date specified by the Board for return of the contract, whichever date occurs first.

Licensed Employees Other Than Administrators. Licensed employees, other than administrators, shall submit their written resignations on or before the last day of the school year or on or before the date specified by the Board for return of the contract, whichever date occurs first. The Board may require a continuing employee who has resigned from an interscholastic coaching contract to accept the contract for one additional year if a good faith effort to find a suitable replacement has been made but the position is not filled by June 1.

Classified Employees. Classified employees shall submit their written resignations at least fourteen (14) days prior to their departure dates.

Early Release Requests by Licensed Employees.

The Board recognizes that there are some circumstances which force an employee to request a release from a contract before the expiration date of the contract. The Board also recognizes that the District suffers difficulties and expenses in finding a suitable replacement, fewer applicants may be available during a contract term, and that a late resignation causes disruption to the District’s programs. The Board believes that any employee who signs a contract should fulfill the contract to the best of the employee’s ability.

A licensed employee who wishes to resign a contract before the expiration date of the contract shall submit a signed written request setting out the reasons for the requested release and the date of the requested release.

The licensed employee shall be released from the contract only if the Board determines that a valid reason exists for release from the contract and a suitable replacement is found.

The licensed employee shall be expected to continue performing services under the contract until a suitable replacement can be secured and a written release is obtained from the Board.

A licensed employee may seek a waiver from the Board of any of the conditions set forth for requesting a release prior to the expiration date of the contract. The Board, on its own or following a request, may, in its discretion, waive any of the conditions.

In the event a licensed employee terminates employment without proper release, the Superintendent of Schools is directed to advise the Board of Educational Examiners, and the Superintendent may pursue any other remedies under the law.

Date of Revision: February 12, 2007

Legal References: 272.2, 279.8, 279.13, 279.19A, 279.23, 279.24, Code of Iowa; 282 I.A.C. 12.1

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