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5.290 - Employment Termination & Suspension

Resignation

Employees should provide 2 weeks’ resignation notice except when the best interests of the District require otherwise. A resignation notice cannot be revoked once accepted or otherwise acted upon (such as, a new employee was hired).

Retirement

An employee planning to retire should notify his or her supervisor at least 2 months before the retirement date. A copy of the notification should be given to the Superintendent.

Non-RIF Dismissal

The District may terminate an at-will employee at any time, but not for a reason prohibited by state or federal law.  The Superintendent or supervisor may recommend an employee's discharge subject to the School Board's approval.

 Reduction in Force and Recall

Please refer to the “Current Agreement Between Consolidated High School District No. 230 School Board and Food Service Employees International Union, Local No. 73;”and the

“Current Contract Between the School Board of Consolidated High School District No. 230 and The Educational Support Professionals' Association.”

For employees not covered by these agreements:

The School Board shall use a seniority list to determine the order of dismissal if it reduces educational support personnel or discontinues some type of educational support service. The seniority list, categorized by positions, shall show the length of continuing service of each educational support employee. The employee with the shorter length of continuing service within the respective category of position shall be dismissed first.

Written notice will be given the employee by certified mail, return receipt requested, at least 30 days prior to the date of termination, together with a statement of honorable dismissal and the reason therefor.

Any vacancies for the following school term or within one calendar year from the beginning of the following school term, shall be offered to the employees so removed or dismissed from that category of position provided they are qualified to hold such positions.

Seniority and Probationary Period

Please refer to the: “Current Agreement Between Consolidated High School District No. 230 School Board and Food Service Employees International Union, Local No. 73;” and the

“Current Contract Between the School Board of Consolidated High School District No. 230 and The Educational Support Professionals' Association."

Final Paycheck

A terminating employee's final paycheck will be adjusted for any unused, earned vacation credit.  Employees are paid for all unused earned vacation. Terminating employees will receive their final pay on the next regular payday following the date of termination, except that an employee dismissed due to a reduction in force shall receive his or her final paycheck on or before the third business day following the last day of employment.

Employee Discipline

Employee discipline shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of any collective bargaining agreement and employee conduct (policy 5:292).

Administrative Procedure

The Superintendent may develop procedures to implement this policy.

LEGAL REF.:    5 ILCS 430 et seq

105 ILCS 5/10-22.34c and 5/10-23.5.
            820 ILCS 115/1 et seq.

CROSS REF.:   4:100, 5:20, 5:292

ADOPTED:       October 4, 1999

UPDATED:       July 2008;

REVISED:         October 29, 2015

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