N.Y. Education Law Section 3011
Contract with teacher


1.

Except as otherwise provided in sections twenty-five hundred twenty-three, three thousand twelve and three thousand thirteen, all trustees of school districts or boards of education who shall employ any teacher to teach shall, at the time of such employment, make and deliver to such teacher, or cause to be made and delivered, a contract in writing, signed by them, or by some person duly authorized to represent them in the premises, in which the details of the agreement between the parties, and particularly the length of the term of employment, the amount of compensation and the time when such compensation shall be due and payable shall be clearly and definitely set forth. 1-a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a city with a population of one million or more, all teachers, as that term is defined in section 13-501 of the administrative code of the city of New York, and all board of education employees serving as regular substitutes or full term per diem substitutes shall be paid the amount of compensation due them pursuant to collective bargaining agreements or to other contracts on the precise date such compensation is due. If such payments are not made on the dates so required, interest shall be recovered beginning thirty days, following the later of the effective date of this act or the required payment date through the day that payment is in fact tendered. In the case of a salary differential, the date compensation is due shall be defined as thirty days following the date an employee’s application is filed by the employee with the board of education of the city of New York. Interest shall be computed at the rate set forth in paragraph one of subdivision (e) of Tax Law § 1096 (General powers of tax commission)section one thousand ninety-six of the tax law and shall be added to any compensation amounts referred to above that have not been paid when owed.

2.

No contract for the employment of a teacher in a district having three trustees or a board of education shall be made for more than one year in advance or for a shorter time than ten weeks unless for the purpose of filling an unexpired term of school; except that a contract may be made in such a district for not more than five years with any teacher who has been employed in such district for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to the execution of the contract.

3.

No contract for the employment of a teacher in a district having a sole trustee shall be made to extend beyond the date of the expiration of the term of office of such trustee. A sole trustee of a school district shall have full power and authority to contract with teachers for the term for which he has been elected any time after the date of the annual meeting at which such trustee was elected.

4.

No trustee shall contract with any teacher whose certificate of qualifications shall not cover a period at least as long as that covered by the contract of service.

Source: Section 3011 — Contract with teacher, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3011 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

3001
Qualifications of teachers
3001‑A
Temporary teaching permit, person not a citizen
3001‑B
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of extra-class public school athletic activities
3001‑C
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of high school extra-class nonpublic school athletic activities
3001‑D
Criminal history record checks and conditional appointments
3002
Oath to support federal and state constitutions
3003
Qualifications of superintendents
3004
Regulations governing certification of teachers
3004‑A
National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program
3004‑B
Special procedures for certification
3004‑C
Denial of application for certification
3005
Leave of absence to teachers for teaching in foreign countries, other states and territories and other school districts
3005‑A
Leave of absence for teaching purposes
3005‑B
Leave of absence for personal illness
3006
Commissioner of education to issue certificates
3006‑A
Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ...
3007
Endorsement of foreign certificates and diplomas
3008
Certification of teachers by local authorities
3009
Unqualified teachers shall not be paid from school moneys
3010
Penalty for payment of unqualified teacher
3011
Contract with teacher
3012
Tenure: certain school districts
3012‑A
Elementary tenure area
3012‑C
Annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals
3012‑D
Annual teacher and principal evaluations
3013
Abolition of office or position
3014
Tenure: boards of cooperative educational services
3014‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of a board or boards of cooperative educational services taking over a program formerly operated by a school...
3014‑B
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking over a program formerly operated by a board of cooperative educational services
3014‑C
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking back tuition students
3014‑D
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district sending students to another district on a tuition basis pursuant to section two thousan...
3015
Teacher’s salary when payable
3016
Contract when teacher is related to trustee or member of board of education
3017
Individual liability of trustees
3018
Revocation of certificate by district superintendent
3019
Penalty for teacher’s failure to complete contract
3019‑A
Notice of termination of service by teachers
3020
Discipline of teachers
3020‑A
Disciplinary procedures and penalties
3020‑B
Streamlined removal procedures for teachers rated ineffective
3021
Removal of superintendents, teachers and employees for treasonable or seditious acts or utterances
3021‑A
Notification of accusatory instrument alleging a sex offense
3022
Elimination of subversive persons from the public school system
3023
Liability of a board of education, trustee, trustees or board of cooperative educational services
3024
Teachers responsible for record books
3025
Verification of school register
3026
Discriminations based on sex prohibited
3027
Discrimination based on age prohibited
3028
Liability of school district for cost and attorney’s fees of action against, or prosecutions of, teachers, members of supervisory and adm...
3028‑A
Students under twenty-one years of age suspected of alcohol abuse or narcotic addiction
3028‑B
Notification of teachers’ duty to provide information and immunity from liability
3028‑C
Protection of school employees who report acts of violence and weapons possession
3028‑D
Protection of school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate financial practices
3029
Hours of continuous duty for full time teachers
3029‑A
Silent meditation in public schools
3030
Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel
3031
Procedure when tenure not to be granted at conclusion of probationary period or when services to be discontinued
3032
Teacher summer business training and employment program
3033
New York state mentor teacher-internship program
3034
Teacher career recruitment clearinghouse
3035
Duties of commissioner
3036
Coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for those with coaching licenses or coaching certificates
3037
Grants for hiring teachers
3038
The superintendent of each school district, in consultation with the district superintendent of a board of cooperative educational servic...

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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