School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The Board recognizes its obligation to employ only those professional staff members best trained and equipped to meet the educational needs of its students. This policy and Policy 3131 Ė Reduction in Force ("RIF") in Certificated Staff address this obligation, and the Board will continue to employ only those "probationary", "professional", and "established" teachers who meet the performance standards established in the evaluation plan adopted by the Board.

An employment contract may be terminated, upon a majority vote of the Board, for violation of the policies of the Board or for reasons set forth in law.

In such cases, the Board shall abide by due process procedures and such terms as may be set forth in a negotiated agreement.

It will be the responsibility of the Superintendent to establish administrative guidelines which ensure that the proper standards have been applied and the proper procedures have been followed when a principal makes a preliminary determination that a teacherís contract should be cancelled.

In acting on a principalís preliminary determination that a teacherís contract be cancelled, the Board will be guided by the procedure set out in I.C. 20-28-7.5.

I.C. 20-28-7.5-1, 20-28-7.5-2

Revised 8/7/18

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