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School District 25 Policy

Resignations (Certified)

Policy 5380
Adopted: April 9, 1985 Revised: April 25, 2017
Legal Ref: W.S. 21-7-107


Resignations of certified staff members shall be in writing and may be accepted by the Superintendent, without penalty through May 15. The Superintendent should consider each request to be released from contract after May 15 on an individual basis and present such request to the Board for approval.

Contracts are to be mutually binding. Any certified staff member breaking a signed contract, by resigning effective mid-contract year, or other contract infractions, except with the approval of the Board, will be cited to the State Board of Education. Court action may be a recourse to the Board.

Since mid-contract year or late resignations, received after the 15th of May, cause certain expenses to the District in finding a suitable replacement, the Board may require that actual expenses to the District shall be borne by the certified staff member as liquidated damages and not as penalty. This shall in no way interfere with the certified staff member's right to resign prior to the end of the contract period, effective at the end of the contract year.