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Release from Contract/Resignation

A certificated staff member may be released from contract under the following conditions:

  1. A letter requesting release shall be submitted to the human resources department. If accepted by the Board at its next meeting, the staff member shall be released from contract.
  2. A release from contract may be granted by the Board to allow a staff member to accept another position prior to or during the school year provided a satisfactory replacement can be obtained.
  3. A release from contract may be granted by the Board in case of illness or other personal matters, which make it a substantial hardship for the staff member to continue his/her employment in the district.
  4. Each request shall be determined upon its own merits. The needs of the district and continuity of the educational program offered to students shall receive primary consideration in the Board's decision.

For classified employees, resignations may be accepted at any time.

Cross References: Board Policy 5006 Certification Revocation
Board Policy 5240 Evaluation of Classified, Certificated and Administrative Staff
Legal References: RCW 28A.400.300 Hiring and Discharging Employees —Written leave policies — Seniority and leave benefits, retention upon of employees transferring between school districts and other educational employers
28A.400.320 Mandatory termination of classified employees — Appeal — Recovery of salary or compensation by district<
28A.400.340 Notice of discharge to contain notice of right to appeal if available
28A.405.140 Assistance for teacher may be required after evaluation
28A.405.210 Conditions and contracts of employment — Determination of probable cause for non-renewal of contracts — Nonrenewal due to enrollment decline or revenue loss — Notice — Opportunity for hearing
28A.405.220 Conditions and contracts of employment — Non-renewal of provisional employees — Notice — Procedure
28A.405.300 Adverse change in contract status of certificated employee — Determination of probable cause — Notice — Opportunity for hearing
28A.405.310 Adverse change in contract status of certificated employee, including non-renewal of contract — Hearings — Procedure
28A.405.470 Crimes against children — Mandatory termination of certified — employees — Appeal— Recovery of salary or compensation by district
28A.410.090 Revocation of authority to teach — Criminal basis — Complaints — Investigation — Process
41.32.240 Membership in system
41.33.020(6) Terms and provisions of plan
41.40.023 Membership
Chapter 41.41 RCW State Employees’ Retirement — Federal Social Security
WAC 180-44-060 Drugs and alcohol — Use of as cause for dismissal
Chapter 181-86 WAC Policies and procedures for administration of certification proceedings
181-87 Acts of Unprofessional Conduct


Adoption Date: 06.12.95

Former Policy Number: 5251

Clover Park School District

Revised: 01.13.03; 08.13.12