On 4/05/16, Concerned employee wrote:
> After working for a school district for four years could
a school district hire a
> teacher back the fifth year but not give the teacher
First of all, this depends on which state you are in.
Secondly, it depends on the specific type of contract the
teacher has signed. Where I am, the scenario you've
described is possible only if the teacher was on a
temporary contract (as opposed to a probationary contract,
which does lead toward permanent status aka "tenure").
Also as you're researching this it may help you to know
that in many places "tenure" isn't actually the correct
term, but rather "permanent status". Slightly different
concept although in the media the term "tenure" tends to be
used for both; the contracts themselves (and other legal
documents) will probably say "permanent status." It is not
a guarantee of continued employment but rather a guarantee
that due process must be followed prior to termination.
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