Do tenured teachers need to sign a new contract each year?
No, although many school districts do issue new contracts to all teachers each year for bookkeeping purposes. Once you have acquired tenure in a school district, you have an indefinite contract with the district, which continues in effect until it is modified or terminated in accordance with the statutes. Changes by the board to the beginning date, length of school year and salary schedule are automatically incorporated into your indefinite contract. The district must provide you written notice of those changes within 30 days after they are adopted by the school board. In many districts, this takes the form of a letter of intent. Any other modification of the contract can only be by mutual consent of the teacher and the school board.