DCB(LEGAL) - EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES: TERM CONTRACTS
The District may employ under a term contract:
A classroom teacher.
A school counselor.
Any other full-time professional employee who is required to hold a certificate issued under Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter B [see DK(EXHIBIT)].
Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter E (relating to term contracts) does not apply to a person who is not entitled to a probationary, continuing, or term contract under Education Code 21.002 [see DC(LEGAL) at Contract Employees], an existing contract, or District policy. Education Code 21.201(l)
Probationary Contract Prerequisite
Before a person may be employed under a term contract, the person must be employed under a probationary contract for the period provided by Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter C [see DCA].
The District may employ a person as a principal or classroom teacher under a term contract if the person has experience as a public school principal or classroom teacher, respectively, regardless of whether the person is being employed by the District for the first time or whether a probationary contract would otherwise be required under Education Code 21.102.
Education Code 21.202(b)
A term contract must be in writing and include the terms of employment prescribed by Education Code Chapter 21, Subchapter E. The Board may include other provisions in a term contract that are consistent with that subchapter. Each term contract is subject to the approval of the Board.
The Board shall provide each term contract employee with a copy of the employee's contract.
Education Code 21.204(a)–(d)
Once an employee has completed the probationary contract period, the duration of a term contract may not exceed five school years. Education Code 21.205
If the District has a website, the District shall place the Board's employment policies on that website. At each school in the District, the Board shall make a copy of the employment policies available for inspection at a reasonable time on request.
On request, the Board shall also provide each term contract employee with a copy of the employment policies.
Education Code 21.204(d)
An employee does not have a property interest in a term contract beyond its term. Education Code 21.204(e)