Dismissal for Cause

A school must show cause in order to dismiss a teacher who has attained tenure status. Some state statutes provide a list of circumstances where a school may dismiss a teacher. These circumstances are similar to those in which a state agency may revoke a teacher’s certification. Some causes for dismissal include the following:

  • Immoral conduct
  • Incompetence
  • Neglect of duty
  • Substantial noncompliance with school laws
  • Conviction of a crime
  • Insubordination
  • Fraud or misrepresentation

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