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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022


8.1 Standard and Process for Nonrenewal for Teachers
  1. Probationary Employee: A probationary teacher may be non-renewed during their probationary period for failing to uphold the performance expectations associated with the position as determined by the District. These reasons shall not be arbitrary and capricious.

  2. Non-Probationary Employee: A non-probationary teacher may only be non-renewed for just cause.

  3. Before May 1, the Board of Education or its designee shall inform the teacher in writing if the Board of Education is considering nonrenewal of the teacher’s contract. The notice shall outline the rationale upon which the consideration is based and indicate that the teacher may have a private conference with the Board of Education if a written request is filed with the Board within five (5) days of receiving the notice of consideration for nonrenewal.

  4. On or before May 15 of the school year for which the teacher holds a contract, the Board of Education shall give the teacher written notice of renewal or refusal to renew the teacher’s contract for the ensuing year.

  5. A nonrenewal for performance reasons shall be subject to the grievance procedure provision of Section 4 of this Handbook.