Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Non-Renewal of Teacher Contract
Teacher contracts are for one year. A contract shall not be offered when a teacher has violated the
policies of the Diocese, the teacher contract, local school policies or otherwise fails to perform designated responsibilities in an appropriate and satisfactory manner, as determined by the Principal. Also, a contract will not be offered when there are verifiable economic reasons to warrant reduction in staff.
The Principal is to inform the Pastor and the Director of Education or designee when considering the non- renewal of a teacher's contract.
A teacher, whose contract will not be renewed, shall receive a written notice by April 1. Grounds for not renewing 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; budgetary reasons; 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; verifiable economic reasons; or for any other reason as determined in the sole discretion of the Principal upon consultation and consent of the Pastor.
A teacher may be given an opportunity to improve his/her performance within a realistic time line in the specific area where improvement is needed, but this shall not be required.
The Principal shall inform the local board and review procedures that have led up to the decision for non- renewal.
Adopted: January 17, 1984
Revised: January 22, 2008
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville