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Last Updated Date: 06/13/2023

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 02/22/22 (reviewed), 12/13/22 (reviewed), 6/13/23 (updated), 12/12/23 (reviewed)

Release from a contract may be contingent upon finding a suitable replacement. Licensed employees requesting release from a contract after it has been signed and before it expires may be required to pay the board the cost of advertising or other reasonable administrative costs incurred to locate and hire a suitable replacement. Upon written mutual agreement between the employee and the superintendent or designee, and to the extent allowed by law, the costs may be deducted from the employee's salary. Payment of these costs is a condition for release from the contract at the discretion of the board. Failure of the licensed employee to pay these expenses may result in a cause of action being filed in small claims court.

The superintendent or designee is required to file a complaint with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners against a licensed employee who leaves without proper release from the board.

Policy References:

Legal Reference: 

Iowa Code §§ 91A(1),216; 272; 279.13, .19A, .46.

Cross Reference:

405.03    Licensed Employee Individual Contracts
405.04    Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts
407.03    Licensed Employee Retirement

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