Can a charter school take your teaching certificate if youbreakyour contract?

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Can a charter school take your teaching certificate if youbreakyour contract?

I have a contract that says nothing about employee resigning. It only talks about employer terminating employment. I am looking for another job and I have been honest with my current principal about this. I am not happy at this school and I am teaching a subject that I am not certified in. She told me if I break the contract she can take my certificate. Is this true? There is nothing in my contract that states this and I cannot find any information on-line.

Asked on October 20, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I would contact the whatever department of Education that issues your license on the matter and ask about such a thing and bring that contract to an attorney to read to see how it may be interpreted in Court.  It seems unreasonable that the principal can just "take your certificate."  I could see how she could file a complaint if she wished to do so and that you may have been reviewed by the state licensing department but I do not see her as having the sole ability to remove your license from you.  Stand firm.  Don't let her intimidate you.  This will be a lesson for you to learn.  Good luck. 


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