Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Termination of Teachers
The Principal is to inform the Pastor and the Director of Education or designee before a teacher's contract is terminated. Contracts may be terminated if a teacher violates the policies of the Diocese, the teacher contract, local school policies or otherwise fails to perform designated responsibilities in an appropriate and satisfactory manner or general employment standards established by the Diocesan Board of Education or the school. Some of which are set forth below. A teacher may be terminated without remediation for good and sufficient cause as determined in the sole discretion of the Principal or the Pastor.
Grounds for termination of a contract shall include, but shall not be limited to, violation of accepted academic or professional standards of conduct; failure to perform duties in a satisfactory manner; lack of continuing professional growth and performance, non-observance of Diocesan and local school policies; violation of teacher contract; failure to manifest an active participation in the Christian Education Community, failure to teach, live and act in accordance with doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church or for any other serious reason as determined in the sole discretion of the Principal upon consultation and consent of the Pastor.
A Principal may allow the teacher an opportunity to remediate issues of concern, to achieve desired improvement. However, such attempt at remediation shall be solely at the discretion of the Principal and shall not be required.
Termination should be used when all other efforts to remediate have failed to produce desired improvement. The principal must give a written notice to a teacher who is terminated during the term of the contract. Upon request of the teacher, the principal shall give written reasons for the termination.
The Principal shall inform the Diocesan Office of Education and review procedures that have led up to the decision for termination.
Adopted:August 9, 1993
Revised:March 18, 2008
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville