Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines


Each professional staff member shall recognize the obligation to faithfully fulfill the terms of his/her contract until it is dissolved by mutual consent or by due process of law.

The professional staff member shall not resign to accept a new position elsewhere prior to or during a school year until s/he is assured that a suitable replacement is available or until the School Board has had a reasonable opportunity to secure a suitable replacement.

The Superintendent and the Board may release a professional staff member from the terms of a contract when an opportunity is offered for significant professional advancement.

A professional staff member intending to resign shall submit a written resignation to the Superintendent or Building Principal for conveyance to the Board as far as possible in advance of the effective date of resignation and, preferably, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the requested date.

The Superintendent or Building Principal shall, whenever possible, conduct a postresignation interview to determine the reasons for the resignation.

Revised 3/9/15

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