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R 4130 Certificated Staff Contracts


Teachers without previous teaching experience will receive a probationary contract for each of their first five years of full-time employment or for the corresponding period of part-time service.

Probationary teachers will be notified in writing of the Board's intent to reemploy them for the next school year. This written notice will be provided on or by April 15. Teachers who are not provided a timely notice will be automatically reemployed for the next school year.

Probationary teachers will be provided with 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. Failure to provide a timely acceptance of the contract will be deemed a rejection of the Board's employment contract.


Permanent teachers will be provided with an indefinite contract as provided by state statute. Indefinite contracts may be modified by the Board on or before May 15 with respect to the school year and with respect to annual compensation. Permanent teachers will receive copies of contract modifications within thirty (30) days of Board adoption.


All administrators will be provided with annual contracts. Administrative personnel, other than the Superintendent, who are employed under a one-year contract will be notified on or before April 15 of the Board's wish to reemploy them in their present administrative position. Failure to provide a timely notice of reemployment will result in the administrator's reemployment in the present position and salary. Administrators employed on one-year contracts, and who are notified of renewal, will receive a written contract on or by May 15, and will have fifteen (15) days to accept the contract.

Visiting Scholar Certificate

The District may employ teachers with the visiting scholar certification under the following provisions:

  1. Verification from the District that such teacher will be employed, as part of a business-education partnership designed to build career pathways, to teach in the ninth grade or higher for which the teacher’s academic degree or professional expenses qualifies the teacher;
  2. Appropriate and relevant bachelor’s degree or higher, occupational license or industry-related recognized credential;
  3. Completion of the application for a one year visiting scholar certificate; and
  4. Completion of a background check as required by state law.

Under these circumstances, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education may issue a one year visiting scholar certificate.  The visiting scholar may renew their certificate for a maximum of two (2) years based upon completion or completion of the requirements listed above; completion of professional development required by the District and attainment of a satisfactory performance-based teacher evaluation.

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Board Approved Date: May 20, 2019
Last Updated: August 2019