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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 8 DISCIPLINE, TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL

8.4 Termination of Teacher During the Contract Year
  1. If a teacher is recommended by the Superintendent for termination, the teacher shall be notified, in writing, of this action. Such notification shall include the charges forming the basis for the recommendation.
  2. The teacher shall have the right to request a hearing before the Board of Education. The request for hearing shall be filed no later than ten (10) days following receipt of charges from the District. The matter shall then be heard by the Board of Education within twenty- one (21) days of the teacher’s request for hearing. This time requirement may be extended in writing by mutual agreement among the parties.

  3. The teacher shall have the right to be represented, to confront and cross examine all witnesses against him/her and the right to present witnesses and evidence in his/her own behalf at the hearing. The hearing before the Board of Education shall be closed unless a request for an open hearing is made by the teacher.

  4. Any adverse decision by the Board of Education shall be subject to the grievance procedure provision of Section 4 of this Handbook.