279.19  Probationary period.

The first three consecutive years of employment of a teacher in the same school district are a probationary period. However, if the teacher has successfully completed a probationary period of employment for another school district located in Iowa, the probationary period in the current district of employment shall not exceed one year. A board of directors may waive the probationary period for any teacher who previously has served a probationary period in another school district and the board may extend the probationary period for an additional year with the consent of the teacher.

In the case of the termination of a probationary teacher's contract, the provisions of sections 279.15 and 279.16 shall apply.

The board's decision shall be final and binding unless the termination was based upon an alleged violation of a constitutionally guaranteed right of the teacher or an alleged violation of public employee rights of the teacher under section 20.10.

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the grievance procedures of section 20.18 relating to job performance or job retention shall not apply to a teacher during the first two years of the teacher's probationary period. However, this paragraph shall not apply to a teacher who has successfully completed a probationary period in a school district in Iowa.

Section History: Early form

  [C77, 79, 81, § 279.19]

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1215, § 43; 98 Acts, ch 1216, § 26, 41

Internal References

  Referred to in § 261.48, 262.9, 275.33, 275.56, 279.16, 279.19A, 279.19B, 279.27, 280.15


  1998 amendment to unnumbered paragraph 1 does not apply to teachers employed by school districts prior to July 1, 1998; 98 Acts, ch 1216, § 41

Previous Section 279.18

Next Section 279.19A

Return To Home index

© 2001 Cornell College and League of Women Voters of Iowa

Comments about this site or page? webmaster@legis.iowa.gov.
Please remember that the person listed above does not vote on bills. Direct all comments concerning legislation to State Legislators.

Last update: Mon Jan 22 17:13:42 CST 2001
URL: /DOCS/IACODE/2001/279/19.html