This important deadline is approaching: 
For teacher contracts that a District does NOT want to renew for the 2020-21 school year, the school board must notify with a  preliminary  notice of non-renewal on OR before Thursday,  April 30, 2020.  This timeline applies regardless of the reason for non-renewal, e.g., performance, economic reasons, declining enrollment, etc.   A preliminary notice of non-renewal must be voted on and issued by the school board (not an administrator).

Many teachers have already been given some kind of indication that the District is thinking about non-renewal. These teachers may be on a plan of improvement. For teachers under this scrutiny,   the preliminary notice of non-renewal may come well before the deadline of April 30.

Once preliminary notice of non-renewal is given to an educator, they only have five calendar days to request a hearing before the school board.
  • Union members who are fearful of a non-renewal should contact the Region 3 office as soon as possible
  • Union leaders and building reps who are working with teachers who may be in danger of non-renewal should contact the Region 3 office as soon as possible
Please do not wait until the preliminary notice has already been issued!

Other important deadlines:
May 15th:  all teachers should receive a continuing contract for 2020-21.
June 15th:  all teachers must sign and return 2020-21 contracts.