The Legal Status of Letters of Intent in Public School Districts
Management and International Business
This article explores the legal status of letters of intent for contracted employees in public schools from both the employee's and school district's perspective. The wording of a school district's letter of intent was found to be crucial when judging whether the document is binding on either party. However, if a teacher returns a negative response regarding continuation of employment, school officials should use the negative letter of intent as a prelude to formally receiving a letter of resignation or give a notice of nonrenewal, the reason being the teacher's expressed intent not to return to the previously held position.
Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector
(1992). The Legal Status of Letters of Intent in Public School Districts. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 21(2), 139-149.
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