Certificated employees who will complete their current contract with the board may apply for retirement.  No certificated employee will be required to retire at a specific age.


Application for retirement will be considered made when the certificated employee states in writing to the superintendent, no later than the date set by district policy for the return of the employee's contract to the board, the intent of the employee to retire.  The letter must clearly state the employee's desire to retire. 


Applications made after the date set by the board for the return of the employee's contract to the board may be considered by the board if special circumstances exist.  It shall be within the discretion of the board to determine whether special circumstances exist.


Board action to approve a certificated employee's application for retirement shall be final and such action constitutes nonrenewal of the employee's contract for the next school year.


Certificated employees who retire under this policy may qualify for retirement benefits through the State School Retirement Fund.


Certificated employees and their spouse and dependents shall be allowed to continue coverage in the school district's group health insurance program at their own expense by meeting the requirements of the insurer.


Cross Reference:          402.09 Recognition for Service of Employees

                                    408.06 Certificated Employee Early Retirement














Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

adopted:       3/13/06                                                    Columbus, Nebraska

Amended:   11/09/09                                                    Reviewed:  11/9/09