How Does One Go About Breaking an Employment Contract?
January 2, 2006 5:57 PM Subscribe
My wife (a middle school math teacher) found a better job at a better school. Can she break her contract?
posted by JPowers to Law & Government (16 answers total)
Here's the deal...
She signed a contract to work at School A through May of 2006. Over christmas break she found a better job at School B. Her contract says that the "State Board for Educator Certification may impose sanctions" if she resigns in the middle of a school year (complete contract here
-- Section 21.105 is most relevant).
My first question: what are sanctions?
Furthermore, the air conditioner in her room at School A has been broken since August! The average temperature has been 88 degrees (yes, she's measured). The heat gives her (and her students) a headache basically every day. She has complained, in writing, over a dozen times. She started school today and found that it has still not be repaired.
Thus, my second question: does the school district's failure to provide her with a comfortable environment in which to work give her any leverage to resign.