On 8/27/11, CactusMike wrote:
> Not sure that there is a typical.
> Legally, the employer has the upper hand. You're in the
> position of asking to be released from your contract.
> If there are plenty of qualified teachers available, then you
> can be easily replaced. They will probably release you.
> may be asked to start the year if a replacement can't be
> in time.)
> If your locale is short on qualified teachers or you are a
> special education or bilingual teacher, you'll have more of a
> problem. The worst possible result is that your employer
> prevent you from teaching elsewhere in California for one
> Education Code section 44420(a): "If any person employed
> school district in a position requiring certification
> qualifications refuses, without good cause, to fulfill a
> valid contract of employment with the district or leave the
> service of the district without the consent of the
> superintendent, if any, or the governing board, of the
> district except in the manner provided for by law, the
> commission may, after proof of this fact is made to it, take
> an adverse action on the credential holder but may not
> suspend the credential for more than one year or revoke
> The district is required to report your resignation to the
I'm in the Bay Area and experiencing financial difficulty. I've
had to start supporting my two adult disabled children in late
August. I found a new district with cheaper housing to help
my family. My district can't find a signed contract. I started
last spring. My Union says I need a lawyer. Any ideas?
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