The basis and security of employment in a local school system is the contract.All teachers and administrators must have a valid Mississippi Certificate and must sign a contract of employment before the district can legally pay on the contracted amount.Dates for notification of a non-renewal are: Superintendent by February 1, Principals by March 1.
Can I resign even if the principal or superintendent says they won’t accept my resignation?
First, the contract is between you and the legal entity – the school board and you are entitled to make your request directly to the board.
Many of the “rules” educators had become familiar with under the old “SEPA – School Employment Procedures Act” were changed in 2001 with the new law.
Most significantly are the rights of the employee to reasons and hearing in the first or second year of employment.
Professional courtesy would dictate that the new district would seek the release on your behalf. The reassignment of an educator from one position to another having less responsibility or compensation would be a demotion.
You may, under contract and law, be assigned to any area in which you have a valid certification.
“Mississippi residents should celebrate Independence Day and our state’s right to protect the privacy of our citizens by conducting our own electoral processes.” All 50 secretaries of state received a request for the information in a letter this week from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who serves as vice chairman for Trump’s new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
The letter seeks the information to “study the registration and voting processes used in federal elections” that may “undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of federal elections processes.” The commission’s request asks for the full names of registered voters, their dates of birth, registered addresses, voting history, and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers – all dating back to 2006.
Understand that the board will often seek a recommendation from the administration but may act independently to grant your request if they feel it is valid.
If you resign to accept employment in another state the district and state have no recourse; however, should you plan to work in another Mississippi district there could be possible recourse.
An employee (as defined in code) who is notified on non-renewal in writing must, within ten days, request, in writing, the specific reasons for the non-renewal, the factual basis for the action, a list of witnesses, and a copy of documentary evidence substantiating the reasons and the opportunity for a hearing before the board (or hearing officer).