Licensed employees who desire to be released from properly executed contracts must submit a signed and dated request directed to the superintendent, , stating the reason(s) for the request, who will refer said request to the Board of Education at its next regular or special meeting.
While the Board recognizes that there may occasionally exist unusual circumstances to justify unconditional and untimely release from a contract, normally a release will not be granted unless the Board has reasonable assurance that a suitable replacement can be found without undue cost. The Board reserves the right to consider each request for release on its own merits and make its decision on a case-by-case basis.
The board may require an individual who has resigned from an extracurricular contract to accept the resigned position for only the subsequent school year when the board has made a good faith effort to find a replacement and the licensed employee is continuing to be employed by the school district.
In the event that an employee terminates his/her employment without proper release, the superintendent, or designee, is directed to file a complaint against said employee with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
Date Board Adopted: 7/20/2015
Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 2/21/2022
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 91A.2, .3, .5; 279.13, .19A (2013).