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P 4710 Resignation: Certificated Staff

Certificated employees who for any reason intend to retire or resign are encouraged to indicate their plans in writing to the Board as early as possible. Permanent certificated employees who intend to retire or resign must indicate their plans in writing to the Board no later than June first of the year in which the term ends. Probationary certificated staff and administrators who are notified of renewal will receive a written contract on or by May 15 and will be required to provide the Board with a written acceptance or rejection within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the contract. Resignations become effective at the end of the school year in which they are submitted.

Resignations to become effective earlier than at the end of the school year, submitted by permanent certificated employees after the June first deadline, or by probationary certificated employees or administrative employees after their contracts are signed and returned, require a release by the Board and must be considered on an individual basis.

Certificated employees who wish to resign should address a letter of resignation to the Superintendent/designee and the principal/supervisor. The letter should state reasons and an effective date for the resignation.

Should the Superintendent decline to recommend a release and the certificated employee leaves the District, the District reserves the right to pursue any and all legal options available.

Generally, teachers and administrative employees will not be released from a contract unless a suitable replacement is available. However, the Board will give appropriate consideration to situations involving serious illness, transfer of spouse and military service.

Any full-time certified staff member who submits a resignation by the dates listed below, effective at the end of the contract year, will receive the corresponding early resignation incentive, or more, based on qualifying years of service to the district, upon completion of contractual duties. Incentives for part-time certified staff will be based on the same proportion of the day they work at the time of termination (i.e., a two-hour per day employee would receive 25% of the qualifying incentive).

Notification Date


January 10


February 10


March 10


Multiplying factor to be applied based on qualifying years of service:

Consecutive Years of Employment Immediately
Preceding Date of Termination

Amount Times
Qualifying Benefit









For any school term during which this policy is in effect, the R-IX Board of Education shall not consider any additional early retirement incentive package.

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Board Approved Date: October 16, 2023
Last Updated: May 2007