Contracts

FY13-FY14 Teacher Contract Crosswalk

Current Employee Current Status Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Renewable (Tenure) Retired
Category A, 1st year employee N S N N N
Category A, 2nd year employee N N S N N
Category A, 3rd-5th year employee N N N S N
Finishing 1st year of Category B contract N N N M* N
Finishing 2nd year of Category B contract N N N S N
Renewable (or "Continuing") contract N N N S N
Retired Teacher contract N N N N S
* District may also choose not to offer a renewable contract, and let the current Category B contract run through its second year.
New Employee Current Status Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Renewable (Tenure) Retired
Renewable contract status with other Idaho school district, or out-of-state experience that would have qualified for renewable status in Idaho, hired on or before August 1st N N M M N
Renewable contract status with other Idaho school district, or out-of-state experience that would have qualified for renewable status in Idaho, hired after August 1st M N M M N
No renewable contract status with other Idaho school district, or out-of-state experience that would have qualified for renewable status in Idaho, hired on or before August 1st N S N N N
No renewable contract status with other Idaho school district, or out-of-state experience that would have qualified for renewable status in Idaho, hired after August 1st M M N N N
Employee previously retired and is currently drawing PERSI benefits N N N N S

S = SHALL use
M = MAY use
N = Do NOT use


Non-Renewal Procedures for A&B Contracts

Many have asked the question as to what procedures should be followed if a school district or public charter school does not wish to offer a new contract for the 2013-2014 school year to a teacher who is currently working under a Category A contract, or the second year of a Category B contract. This is especially important since all teachers working under the second year of a Category B contract, and all teachers working under a Category A contract who are currently in their third or greater consecutive year with their current employer, will need to be given a Renewable (or tenure) contract if they are re-employed for the 2013-2014 school year. In the wake of the November 2012 repeal of Students Come First, the 2013 Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 224 to remove any confusion that may have existed as to which set of laws governed the contracts that employees signed for the 2012-2013 school year. This legislation makes it clear that it is the laws that were in effect at the time the contracts were signed that will continue to govern those contracts through their natural expiration. This means that it is the non-renewal procedures that were in place at the time the 2012-2013 contracts were signed that must be followed if a school district or public charter school does not wish to offer a new 2013-2014 contract to a current employee who holds a Category A or B contract. These non-renewal procedures are as follows:

button Non-renewal procedures for a teacher currently on a Category A contract (no property rights are attached to a Category A Contract beyond the term of the contract):

  1. Complete a performance evaluation for the teacher.
  2. School board determines not to offer the teacher a new contract for the following school year.
  3. The school district provides the employee with written notification of non-renewal by no later than July 1st, including a written statement of the reasons for non-renewal.

button Non-renewal procedures for a teacher currently in the second year of a Category B contract (no property rights are attached to a Category B Contract beyond the term of the contract):

  1. Complete a performance evaluation for the teacher.
  2. School board determines not to offer the teacher a new contract for the following school year.
  3. The school district provides the employee with written notification of non-renewal by no later than July 1st, including a written statement of the reasons for non-renewal.
  4. The teacher MAY request that the Board of Trustees provide an informal review of the non-renewal decision.
  5. If such a request is made, the Board shall hold an informal review of the decision. The parameters of this informal review are determined solely by the Board.

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