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 will not exceed one year.  The Board 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.

Licensed employees may also serve a probationary period based upon their performance.   Such probationary period is determined on a case‐by‐case basis in light of the circumstances surrounding the employee’s performance as documented in the employee’s evaluations and personnel file.


Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 279.12‐.19B (2003).

Cross Reference:

405.4 Licensed Employee Continuing Contracts

405.8 Licensed Employee Evaluation

Approved: July 11, 2005

Reviewed: January 13, 2014

Revised: June 28, 2010