Policy 5.33 - Release from Contract

Suspension and Dismissal During a Contract Term 

The president has the authority to suspend or dismiss employees of the college.  However, except for an employee on a provisional contract, the president may not suspend or dismiss an employee during the term of his/her current contract without providing a hearing in which the employee is given an opportunity to respond to the reasons for the suspension or dismissal.  Written notification of the charges against the employee, and the time and place of the hearing, must be provided to the employee at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.  The basis for the charges includes failure to perform duties in a satisfactory manner; unacceptable personal conduct; violation(s) of federal/state laws or statutes; violation(s) of written college rules, policies, and procedures as contained here and elsewhere; and any other incident deemed by the college to adversely affect the reputation and well-being of the college.

The president may release any employee from a contract if the employee makes a written request to the president at least thirty days before the beginning of a contract date.  The president may grant release from a contract at other times if a suitable replacement is identified or available.

Adopted: January 27, 2009

Revised: July 20, 2010, November 22, 2021

Reviewed: September 2, 2021