Teacher Contracts (Special Schools)
A. Contracts with
teachers must be in writing and state the length of time school is to be taught and the
compensation to be paid. The contract would
state the number of working days covered by the contract.
B. Contracts shall remain in
effect for the period stated in the contract. Following
a period of three consecutive years (Pursuant to Iowa Code § 279.19), the contract shall
be automatically in effect for annual periods except as modified or terminated by mutual
agreement of the superintendent and the teacher or by dismissal as stated in item D.
C. Changes in compensation
for teachers under continuing contract shall be made through modification of contract
forms prepared either after appropriations are known or budgets have been approved by the
Board of Regents.
are to be submitted to the superintendent no later than
April 15 of the year in which the resignation is effective.
E. The superintendents are
to use their discretion in the hiring and retention of non-certified teachers. In addition, non-certified teachers employed
continuously for three years shall be subject to the certification requirements in the
F. Reduction in
Force Policy. A Reduction In Force (RIF),
including a reduction in the number of hours worked by a faculty member, may be proposed
by the superintendent of the school to the Board of Regents whenever there is a lack of
work, lack of funds, a reorganization, or a change in enrollment.
Procedures will be developed pursuant to this
policy that will guarantee the due process rights of faculty members in accordance with
provisions in the Iowa Code § 279.15 Notice of Termination request for hearing
relating to teacher contract notification/re-notification.
The superintendent shall notify affected
faculty members in writing, not later than April 30, that the superintendent will
recommend in writing to the Board at a regular or special meeting of the Board, held not
later than May 15, that the faculty member will be laid off or receive a reduction in
hours effective at the end of the current school year. Reasons for the action will be
included in the written notice.
Whenever possible, the superintendents shall meet requirements of the statutory process in such a way as to allow the Board to conduct hearings at its regularly scheduled meetings.