Before entering upon their duties, all teachers shall execute a contract with the
state board, which contract shall state the salary to be paid and shall be in the
form prescribed by the state superintendent. Every such contract shall be signed by the teacher and by the president and secretary
of the state board.
A teacher's contract, under this section, shall be for a term of not less than one
nor more than three years; and if, after three years of such employment, the teacher
who holds a professional certificate, based on at least a bachelor's degree, has met
the qualifications for the same, and the state board enter into a new contract of
employment, it shall be a continuing contract.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the state board may suspend or dismiss
any teacher, auxiliary personnel or service personnel, subject to the provisions of
this article, for immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance
or willful neglect of duty. The charges shall be stated in writing and the teacher, auxiliary personnel or service
personnel affected shall be given an opportunity to be heard by the state board, sitting
as a hearing board, or by an assigned hearing examiner employed by the state board
to preside at the taking of evidence upon not less than ten days' written notice. A hearing examiner shall prepare his or her own proposed finding and recommendation,
make copies of the findings available to the parties and then submit the entire record
to the state board for final decision. The state board shall set a time and place for hearing of arguments by the parties
on the record at a regular meeting of the state board or at a special meeting called
for that purpose and shall deliberate and issue a decision at the conclusion of arguments. Written notice of the final decision shall be served within five days of the state
board's consideration of the matter.
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