Teachers and Other School Personnel

ORS 342.545
Termination of teacher’s contract

  • release


Sickness or other unavoidable circumstances which prevent the teacher from teaching 20 school days immediately following exhaustion of sick leave accumulated under ORS 332.507 (Sick leave for school employees) shall be sufficient reason for the school board to place the teacher on leave without pay for the remainder of the regular school year and to terminate the teacher’s employment without penalty on August 1 if the school board determines that the teacher is unable to resume teaching responsibilities at the beginning of the next fall term. This subsection applies to teachers whose employment is based either upon contract or tenure, or both.


A district school board may release a teacher from a contract by mutual agreement. No board is required to consider any resignation not in writing. [Formerly 342.640; 1969 c.106 §1; 1977 c.860 §2; 1979 c.269 §1]

Notes of Decisions

This section does not require acceptance in order for resignation to be effective. Pierce v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. No. 4, 297 Or 363, 686 P2d 332 (1984)


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