(1) Any elementary or secondary teacher who has entered into a contract to teach in any public school and who resigns the position without first providing 60 daysí written notice to the district superintendent or the notice required in the applicable collective bargaining agreement may have the teaching license of the teacher suspended for the remainder of the school year by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission upon notice of the resignation from the district school board to the commission. The commission shall notify the teacher of the suspension of the teaching license held by the teacher.
(2) Any teacher whose teaching license has been suspended under subsection (1) of this section may appeal to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission within 20 days after the date of the notice of the suspension. The notice of appeal must be in writing and sent to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission not later than one day following the 20-day period. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall fix the earliest possible date for a hearing on the suspension and shall notify the teacher and the district school board concerned. The decision of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is final.
(3) If an appeal is made to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, suspension of the teaching license shall be stayed until the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission reaches a decision. [Formerly 342.645; 1975 c.258 §1]Section: Previous 342.520 342.525 342.530 342.535 342.540 342.545 342.550 342.553 342.555 342.560 342.565 342.570 342.575 342.580 342.585 Next
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