A licensed employee who wishes to resign must notify the superintendent in writing within the time period set by the board for return of the contract. This applies to regular contracts for the licensed employee's regular duties and for an extracurricular contract for extra duty. Resignations of this nature shall be accepted by the board.
A licensed employee resigning their contract for the following school year prior to the third Friday of March of the current year will receive an Early Notification of Non-renewal incentive in the amount set annually by the board. A licensed employee resigning their contract for the following year on or after the third Friday of March but prior to the second Friday of April will also receive an Early Notification of Non-renewal incentive in the amount set annually by the board. Licensed employees resigning on or after the second Friday of April will not receive the incentive. The incentive shall not apply to extracurricular contracts, the superintendent’s contract, or to the contracts of employees that qualified for an early retirement incentive as outlined in Board Policy #407.6.
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.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 91A.2, .3, .5; 279.13, .19A
Cross Reference: 405.3 Licensed Employee Individual Contracts
405.4 Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts
407 Licensed Employee Termination of Employment
407.6 Licensed Employee Early Separation
Reviewed: 6-14-93, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16
Revised: 6-9-97, 6-9-03, 4-8-19, 2-24-2020