ERIC Number: ED172330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Employment, Evaluation and Dismissal.
French, Larry L.
Because teacher evaluation is an ongoing process, school principals must have knowledge of the employment contract, the legal implications regarding tenure, and the applicability of due process. This chapter discusses each of these topics in detail. Since the contract is one of the most important documents acted on by the school board each year, the principal should examine it carefully as it relates to his or her school district and state. An evaluation program is a necessity in order to substantiate a teacher termination effectively, and this paper discusses it in detail. Important court cases related to teacher dismissal in individual states are also discussed, including due process requirements in the case of tenured teachers. The paper concludes that a principal's responsibility for personnel management includes balancing the right of students to competent instructors with the right of public employees to fair treatment. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Contracts, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers, Tenure
Not available separately; See EA 011 685
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 3 of "The School Principal and the Law" (EA 011 685); For related documents, see EA 011 685-697