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72-5437.Continuation of teachers' contracts; notice of termination or nonrenewal; change of terms. (a) All contracts of employment 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 the third Friday in May. A teacher shall give written notice to a board that the teacher does not desire continuation of a contract on or before the 14th calendar day following the third Friday in May or, if applicable, not later than 15 days after the issuance of a unilateral contract as authorized by K.S.A. 72-5428a, and amendments thereto, whichever is the later date.

(b) Terms of a contract may be changed at any time by mutual consent of both 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; L. 2010, ch. 110, § 1; Apr. 29.

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