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304.10 Resignations – Administrative

An administrator wishing to resign from employment must submit the resignation using the electronic records process directed by the superintendent/designee; the superintendent/designee shall then make a recommendation to the board related to the resignation, as provided by law.

The board shall accept all administrator resignations intended to take effect at the start of the following school year that are submitted within twenty-one (21) days of the annual issuance of administrator employment contracts.

All other administrator resignations must be filed at least thirty (30) days prior to the requested release from contract. Except as otherwise provided, no administrator under contract shall be released until a suitable replacement has been found. The resigning administrator may be required to reimburse the district $1,000 for liquidated damages incurred in hiring replacement certified personnel. These expenses shall be payable to the district by the resigning administrator as a condition for the board to accept the resignation. Payment of these expenses shall not be deducted from an employee’s salary unless the employee grants the district written permission to make this deduction . Failure to provide reimbursement may result in a charge being filed against the resigning employee in small claims court. This paragraph does not apply to resignations for situations, including but not limited to, medical disability, family medical issues, and/or other circumstances that the superintendent, in his/her discretion, may deem warranted.

If an administrator covered by the provisions of Chapter 279 or licensed under the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) leaves without proper release, the superintendent/designee shall file a complaint with the BOEE.

Adopted:
July 11, 1988

Reviewed:
February 28, 2008
May 21, 2012
May 15, 2017
September 1, 2022

Revised:
April 7, 2008
May 21, 2012
May 15, 2017
October 17, 2022