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DIOCESE OF DES MOINES

DEPARTMENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Teacher Contract

This agreement is entered into between


designated as the employer) and

(hereafter
(hereafter designated

as the employee).

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:


1.

RESPONSIBILITY. The employee represents that the employee is qualified to fulfill the
professional services required in this contract, and that a copy of certificates, qualifications,
transcripts, or other required documents are on file in the administrative offices.

2.

TERM. The term of this contract shall begin on


. This is a one-year contract.

3.

DUTIES. The employee promises to support the Catholic mission and philosophy of the school,
the policies and regulations of said employer and the Catholic Schools Board of the Diocese of
Des Moines, and will faithfully perform the duties of
as stated
in the job description.

4.

COMPENSATION. The employer shall pay the employee a salary of $


a year,
payable in
equal (semi-monthly, monthly) installments, less the deductions which are
either required by law or authorized under the terms of this contract.

5.

BENEFITS. The employer will provide the benefits stipulated in the Faculty/Staff Handbook or
in attached document.

6.

NOTICE OF CONTRACT RENEWAL. If the employer intends to offer a contract for the
next academic year, the employer shall notify the employee by April 1.

7.

RELEASE FROM CONTRACT. If an employee requests that said employee be released from
this contract, once it has been signed, the employer may deny release or may release pending
employment of a suitable replacement by the principal and the payment of expenses incurred to
secure the replacement. The employer, at its discretion, is authorized to file a complaint with the
Board of Educational Examiners against an employee who leaves without proper release by the
board. If an employee resigns during the term of this contract, the employee shall be entitled to
receive only the salary he or she earned through the date of resignation. For purposes of this
paragraph, the parties agree that earned salary shall constitute the monthly or semi-monthly
salary scheduled to be paid to the employee through the end of the pay period during which the

and

terminate

on

employee resigned. The employee acknowledges he or she shall not be entitled to, and has not
earned, a pro rata portion of the annual salary provided for in this Agreement.
8.

TERMINATION. The employer shall have the right to suspend or terminate the employee for
"cause." "Cause" shall mean violations of the terms and conditions of this contract, or
performance, conduct, or behavior on the part of the employee which, in the sole opinion of the
employer, adversely affects the desirability of continued employment. The employee shall be
entitled to earned salary to suspension or termination date.

9.

AGREEMENT. This contract is the entire agreement between the employer and the employee
and it supersedes all prior written or oral agreements; there are no agreements outside of the
contract other than those as specifically set forth herein; and this contract may not be amended,
changed, modified or altered without the written consent of both the employer and the employee.
This contract must be signed and returned by

_____.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have set their hands on the date set forth opposite their
signatures.

Official title of corporation (school institution):____________________________________________

by:
______
Pastor or Canonical Administrator Signature

______
Title of Corporate Officer
Date
(Pastor or Canonical Administrator)

________
Teacher Signature
________
Administrator Signature

____________
Date
_
Date

____________

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