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DP318 – Resignations—Licensed

  • Effective: 9/30/1969
  • Revision: 7/1/2023
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2014

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education recognizes that, under extenuating circumstances, an employee of the District may request termination of his/her contract, that the appropriate office of the District may request the termination of a contract, and that by mutual agreement between the District and the employee, an employee's contract may be terminated.  The Board delegates to the Administration the responsibility for developing policy regarding resignations for licensed employees.
  2. Administrative Policy
    Proper notice of resignation must be submitted electronically by the employee through Employee Access.  This notice will begin when received by the Human Resources Department.  The resignation policy shall be administered in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Employees are expected to adhere to the conditions of the contract until it has been terminated legally or by mutual consent.
    2. Provided verification is received by the Human Resource Department, the employee may be released from the contract at any time for reasons such as maternity or adoption of a child, transfer of spouse, military service, illness, etc. and will not be assessed the $500 fine.
    3. When requesting contract termination, licensed personnel must notify the Human Resource Department via Employee Access with at least thirty (30) calendar days’ written notice.  Failure to give such notice will result in an assessment of $500 to be deducted from the last paycheck and may result in attachment of a letter that precludes future employment with the District. Employees must also notify their principal or department director with at least thirty (30) calendar days’ notice.
    4. Employees resigning during the contract year will be assessed 50% of the daily rate of a licensed employee on salary level one for any leave days used during the last thirty (30) days of their employment except in the case of an immediate, verified medical reason or emergency.
    5. Employees resigning/retiring at the end of the current contract year, who give official notification of resignation/retirement through Employee Access prior to the published timeline will be eligible for a monetary incentive according to the timeline and incentive approved by the Board.  This incentive will be paid on the last regular paycheck.