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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 8 DISCIPLINE, TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL

8.3 Standard for Discipline and Termination
  1. A probationary teacher may be issued a verbal or written reprimand for reasons that are not arbitrary and capricious.

  2. Except as provided in paragraph one above, no teacher shall be disciplined or terminated without just cause.

  3. The District has the discretion to determine the level of discipline imposed based on the seriousness of the offense, up to and including:

    1. A verbal or written warning, which does not constitute discipline but is meant to provide clarification, guidance and feedback that future instances of a similar behavior will result in discipline

    2. A written or verbal reprimand to be placed in the employee’s personnel file

    3. A suspension, with or without pay, for a specified number of days

    4. Termination

  4. Such discipline, suspension or termination shall be subject to the grievance procedure provisions of Section 4 of this Handbook.