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7900 Resignation

Professional Employees

Professional employees who for any reason intend to resign are encouraged to indicate their plans in writing at as early a date in the school year as possible, such as when plans become firm and/or the decision to leave the school district is made.
Resignations become effective at the end of the school year in which they are submitted. Resignations for any other time require a 30 day notice unless the superintendent consents to a shorter notice period. If the notice requirements are not met by a licensed employee and the superintendent does not consent to a waiver of notice, the superintendent will inform the Wilkes County Board of Education and recommend to the Board of Education whether or not a request should be made to the State Board of Education to revoke the license for the remainder of the school year.
The superintendent must notify the State Board of Education if a teacher’s criminal history is relevant to the teacher’s resignation, regardless of whether the teacher gave adequate advance notice of resignation.
If a teacher who has been recommended for dismissal under the applicable state law resigns without the written consent of the superintendent, then: (1) the superintendent shall report the matter to the State Board of Education; (2) the employee shall be deemed to have consented to the placement of the written notice of the superintendent’s intention to recommend dismissal in the employee’s personnel file; (3) the employee shall be deemed to have consented to the release to prospective employers, upon request, of the fact that the superintendent has reported this employee to the State Board of Education; and (4) the employee shall be deemed to have voluntarily surrendered his or her license pending an investigation by the State Board of Education to determine whether to seek action against the employee’s license.
Upon inquiry from a North Carolina local board of education, charter school, or regional school as to the reason for a teacher’s resignation, the superintendent or designee shall indicate if the teacher’s criminal history was relevant to the resignation.

All Employees

Letters of resignation will be submitted to the superintendent. Resignations may be accepted, on behalf of the Board of Education, by the superintendent or his or her designee. To help ensure smooth operations of the schools, a 30-day notice is requested whenever possible.
Each employee who is leaving the school district will be encouraged to meet with the superintendent or his designee to discuss the reasons for leaving and to identify any practices or policies which he or she feels are detrimental to the objectives of the school district. Interviews with employees who resign are encouraged and will be conducted by the superintendent or his designee. To the extent possible, statements made by employees will be confidential.
Legal Reference:  G.S. 115C-47, -325(e) -325(o) -325.4, 325.9, -332
Cross References:  Personnel Files (policy 7820)
Adopted:  January 9, 2006
Revised:  August 10, 2020