A written resignation signed by the licensed employee will be submitted to the employee’s immediate supervisor who will direct the resignation with recommendations to the superintendent. The superintendent will then make a recommendation to the school board as provided by Iowa Code.
The school board recognizes that there are some circumstances which may force a licensed employee to request release from contract before the expiration date of their contract. Therefore, licensed personnel may be released from their contract if a suitable replacement can be found.
Additionally, after June 30th through the first 45 calendar days of the school year, if the release of a licensed employee is approved by the school board, the released employee shall be required to reimburse the district for the expenses associated with hiring their replacement that is equivalent to the cost of a Sunday ad package in a newspaper with statewide distribution. Exceptions may be made in circumstances deemed an emergency or exceptional situation as determined by the superintendent [or designee].
In the event a licensed employee terminates employment without proper release, the superintendent is directed to advise the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for appropriate action.
Reviewed: 1/11; 12/11; 4/13; 12/16; 4/20
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 91A.2-3, .5; 279.13, .19A
IASB Reference: 407.1