Teachers and Other School Personnel

ORS 342.553
Discipline for resigning without providing required notice


Upon notice from a district school board of the resignation of a person who is licensed by or registered with the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, the commission may discipline the person if the person entered into a written contract to work in a public school and resigned the position without first providing 60 days’ written notice, or the notice required in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, to the district superintendent or the school board.


In disciplining a person as provided under this section, the commission shall follow the procedure set forth in ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline) (4), 342.176 (Complaint process) and 342.177 (Hearing and decision on charges). [Formerly 342.645; 1975 c.258 §1; 2009 c.706 §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)

This section permits teacher to withdraw from contract without being found in breach, but did not allow acceptance of subsequent contract with new conditions and keeping option of later rejecting new conditions and relying on earlier ones. Siler v. Turnbull, 71 Or App 787, 693 P2d 1323 (1984)


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