While every state has different tenure laws, there are certain consistent tenure principles applicable to most states.
Tenure is an employment status that can be achieved by teachers where a teacher’s employment contract becomes indefinite and they cannot be terminated without sufficient cause and process.
Teachers can attain tenure after successfully teaching at a school district for a specified period of time set by the state. Most states require between 3-5 years of successful teaching prior to being eligible for tenure.
Once a teacher earns tenure, they earn certain rights, including:
Tenured teachers may be subject to termination for certain reasons, including:
If a school district takes termination action against a tenured teacher, they must provide the teacher with:
If you have issues regarding tenured status, contact an experienced attorney to help you resolve your issue.
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