Tacoma, WA asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: I signed a contract for a school for the upcoming year and want to know if I can back out without any legal consequence

Contract says: It is hereby agreed between the Board of Education of School District #10 and the undersigned licensed staff member that the licensed staff member will teach in the schools of the district for the 2020-2021 school year. It is further understood and agreed that this contract is subject to the laws of the State of Oregon, any applicable collective bargaining agreement, and duly adopted rules and regulations of the district and the State Board of Education pertaining to the employment of licensed staff members and their rights, duties and obligations and the limitations imposed by the provisions of the local budget laws, except that the term of this agreement shall be for the school year set out below. This probationary contract is contingent upon Board approval and may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed in good faith sufficient by the Board in accordance with Oregon law.

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I doubt that is the entire contract, as those contracts usually gone on for several pages, and no attorney can give you an answer without reviewing the entire contract.

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