Statute 72-5437: Continuation of teachers' contracts; notice
of termination or nonrenewal; change of terms.
(a) All contracts of
of teachers, as defined in K.S.A. 72-5436
, and amendments thereto, except
contracts entered into under the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5412a
, and amendments
thereto, shall be deemed to continue for the next succeeding school year unless
written notice of termination or nonrenewal is served as provided in this
subsection. Written notice to terminate a contract may be served by a board
upon any teacher prior to the time the contract has been completed, and written
notice of intention to nonrenew a contract shall be served by a board upon any
teacher on or before May 1. A teacher shall give written
notice to a board
that the teacher does not desire continuation of a contract on or before May 15
or, if applicable, not later than 15 days after final action is taken by the
board upon termination of professional negotiation absent a binding agreement
under article 54 of chapter 72 of Kansas Statutes Annotated, whichever is the
(b) Terms of a contract may be changed at any time by mutual consent of
a teacher and a board.
(c) As used in this section, "teacher" means (1) a teacher as defined by
K.S.A. 72-5436, and amendments thereto, and (2) any professional employee who
is a retirant
from school employment of the Kansas public employees retirement system.
History: L. 1974, ch. 301, § 2;
L. 1975, ch. 373, § 2;
L. 1976, ch. 315, § 2;
L. 1978, ch. 292, § 2;
L. 1980, ch. 220, § 17;
L. 1984, ch. 266, § 2;
L. 1992, ch. 20, § 2;
L. 1995, ch. 263, § 3;
L. 2008, ch. 125, § 4; May 1.