ERIC Number: ED215403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures for Nonrenewal of Nontenured Teachers: Improving Instruction and Avoiding Constitutional Problems.
Phay, Robert E.
A school board must be cautious in adopting a policy for nonrenewal of teachers whose performance is unsatisfactory. The author of this third chapter of a book on school law suggests a policy that supports the board's ability to retain the best teachers and weed out mediocre teachers without violating a teacher's rights. Before adopting the policy, a board should determine whether any part of the model conflicts with state statutes or the district's collective bargaining agreement. Moreover, a competent understanding of constitutional law, as relevant to termination of public employees, is necessary in considering such adoption. The author's suggested policy delineates permissible and impermissible grounds for nonreappointment. It also includes procedures to follow in delivering a notice of nonrenewal, requesting and conducting a conference, requesting to appear before the board, responding to such a request, and conducting a hearing. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Evaluation
Not available separately; see EA 014 500.
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Teacher Rights
Note: Chapter 3 of "School Law in Changing Times" (EA 014 500). For related documents, see EA 014 500-521.