Possible changes ahead in what happens when a teacher leaves mid-year. See more state education news here

| September 17, 2019

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Possible changes may be coming in what happens when a teacher leaves their position during the school year after a proposal to eliminate required discipline for educator contract breaks was presented during an Arizona State Board of Education retreat Aug. 10th at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Statute defines an educator contract break during the school year – when a teacher leaves or resigns before getting the governing board’s approval – as unprofessional conduct, which previously led to an automatic six-month suspension, but now it’s a letter of censure in the teacher’s state file, noting that if there’s another in five years it’s an automatic two-year suspension.

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