2015 ORS 342.553¹
Discipline for resigning without providing required notice

(1) Upon notice from a district school board of the resignation of a person who is licensed by or registered with the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, the commission may discipline the person if the person entered into a written contract to work in a public school and resigned the position without first providing 60 days’ written notice, or the notice required in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, to the district superintendent or the school board.

(2) In disciplining a person as provided under this section, the commission shall follow the procedure set forth in ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline) (4), 342.176 (Preliminary investigation) and 342.177 (Hearing and decision on charges). [Formerly 342.645; 1975 c.258 §1; 2009 c.706 §1]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion does not require acceptance in order for resigna­tion to be effective. Pierce v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. No. 4, 297 Or 363, 686 P2d 332 (1984)

This sec­tion permits teacher to withdraw from contract without being found in breach, but did not allow acceptance of sub­se­quent contract with new condi­tions and keeping op­tion of later rejecting new condi­tions and relying on earlier ones. Siler v. Turnbull, 71 Or App 787, 693 P2d 1323 (1984)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors342.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 342, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano342.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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