Teacher contracts are issued to all employees filling teaching positions which require teacher certification, including Related Arts (Art, Music, P.E.), Media Specialists, and Speech Teachers. Teacher contracts are generally issued for 190 days of employment, and may be issued at the Induction, Annual, or Continuing level.
Induction contracts are issued to first year teachers, who generally hold an Initial certificate. Induction contract teachers are assigned mentors and are required to successfully complete the Induction Class in order to move to the next contract level. (See more about the mentoring process by clicking on the “Induction Teachers & Mentors” tab on the Human Resource web page.)
Annual contracts are issued to certified staff members who have successfully completed the Induction Class but have not yet attained their Professional certificates.Annual contract teachers must successfully complete the SAFE-T formal evaluation procedures.An Annual-GBE contract may be issued to a teacher who has completed the SAFE-T evaluation process but has not attained a professional certificate.(See more about the SAFE-T and GBE processes by clicking on the “Evaluations” tab on the Human Resource web page.)
Continuing contracts are issued to certified staff members who have successfully completed the Induction class and SAFE-T Formal Evaluation and hold a Professional certificate.
Recommendations for teaching contracts are submitted to the Board of Trustees in March, and teacher contracts are generally issued no later than May 1st, and are due by May 10th of each year. Teacher contracts may be issued to newly hired teachers at any point during the school year, but are not valid until approved by the Board of Trustees. Teachers that are employed on a part-time basis or for less than 152 days may be issued a Letter of Agreement rather than a contract.
Administrative contracts are issued to employees assigned to administrative positions which require teacher certification. Administrative contract recommendations are submitted to the Board of Trustees in February of each year; contracts are generally issued no later than May 1st, and are due by May 10th of each year.
Letters of Agreement
Letters of Agreement are issued to staff whose positions do not require teacher certification. Letters state the district’s intent to employ an individual in a specified position, and are subject to change based on circumstances of the district. Letters of Agreement are generally issued at the same time as teacher contracts, around April of each year.
The District issues Intent Forms mid-year to gather general information for budget and recruitment planning purposes.