chapter  10
Teacher Employment
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Chapter 9 examined the federal constitutional and statutory law that forms the foundation of a school’s relationship with its teachers and other employees. This chapter focuses directly on teacher personnel issues: certification, hiring, job assignment, transfer, evaluation, non-renewal, and dismissal. The primary sources of law for the topics examined in this chapter are the statutes of the fifty states, although the Constitution is also relevant, particularly the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Although the principles and cases presented are consistent with the law of most states, it must be remembered that state statutes regarding teacher employment do vary, sometimes considerably. Therefore, practitioners should supplement the materials in this chapter with the relevant statutes of their state.