Nontenured? Know your rights and responsibilities

By May 15, all nontenured teachers must be notified of reemployment. If the school board fails to notify nontenured teachers, they are entitled to continued employment for the next year. 

In addition, many locally negotiated contracts include similar requirements for educational support professionals (ESP). 

If a nontenured teacher wishes to accept employment, they must notify the board in writing on or before June 1. ESP staff members should consult their collective bargaining agreements to determine if they have similar response requirements. 

Members who have been notified of their nonrenewal should contact their local president.