6472 Dismissal of "At Will" Status Staff Members

The Grand Island Public Schools believes staff should perform their jobs, respect board policy, and obey the law. Staff who are considered "at will" employees are not entitled to due process. This means the employment relationship may be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. The employment relationship is not for any set period of time, and the district may alter or modify the employment status, employment hours, or job duties at the districts discretion with or without notice or cause. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent or designee to manage the dismissal of an "at will" staff member.

All staff who are not covered under a labor contract or are not afforded due process rights, are considered "at will" staff. This means the superintendent, or designee, or the staff member may end the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. An "at will" employee may not be terminated on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ethnicity, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, age, intellectual or physical disability, or other protected status.

Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 79-828 and 79-829

Policy Adopted: 12.08.2016