Employees without Contracts


The superintendent may suspend (with or without pay) or terminate support staff members who are not under contract.  The superintendent shall report any such termination or suspension to the Board of Education.  The superintendent's decision will stand approved unless reversed by the Board.


Although support staff employees not employed under contract have no contractual right to continued employment from one academic term or year to the next, such employees may reasonably expect continued employment until notified otherwise.




It is Hereby Resolved:


            THAT, due to financial issues which face education in the State of Missouri and for other reasons not delineated herein, the following Resolution is made, seconded, and passed relative to the Stoddard County (i.e., Advance) R-IV School District;


            THAT, effective the 2002-2003 school year, and specifically effective upon the actual date of passage of this Resolution, that all non-certificated personnel and teaching personnel serving in non teaching positions, (i.e. personnel other than teachers) shall be considered, construed, and interpreted as “at will” employees for all intents and purposes related to their employment at and with the Stoddard County R-IV School District;


            THAT, all “at will” employees shall be granted this status in accordance with Missouri law;


            THAT, all “at will” employees shall serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent of Schools and/or the Stoddard County (Advance) R-IV Board of Education;


            THAT, all “at will” employees are hereby advised that they shall have no expectancy of continued employment, nor shall they have any expectancy of any perks or other benefits of employment, other than an hourly rate or salary provided by the school district;


            THAT, this Resolution shall remain in full force and effect until changed, if at all, by another Resolution of the Board of Education of the Stoddard County R-IV School District;


            THAT, this Resolution is passed this 11th day of July, 2002, at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the Stoddard County R-IV School District, by a vote of six vote(s) for the Resolution and no vote(s) against the Resolution; there is/are no vote(s) in abstention; there is/are one vote(s) absent; the votes of the Board Members are below delineated pursuant to Missouri law.


Yea to Resolution                               Nay to Resolution                   Absent for Vote


Cantrell                                                                                               Lanpher








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Note:   The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.


Adopted:         12/14/00


Revised:          07/11/02, 09/12/15


Resolution:     01/13/05


Cross Refs:     AC, Prohibition against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

FC, School Closings, Consolidations and Reorganizations

HPA, Employee Walkouts, Strikes and Other Disruptions

ILA, Test Integrity and Security

JFCF, Hazing and Bullying

JFG, Interrogations, Interviews and Searches

JHG, Reporting and Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect


Legal Refs:     '' 162.068, 167.166, RSMo.

U.S. Const. amend. XIV


Advance R-IV School District, Advance, Missouri