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February 17, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Offer Letters and Contracts: Considerations for Independent Schools During the Hiring Season


It’s the time of year when independent schools ask current faculty to commit to teach for another school year, make the decision not to have them return, and extend job offers to new members of the school community.

How does this annual tradition square with the notion of at-will employment? Do offer letters or contracts contain expectations that teaching will be in-person for next year? Are you addressing immunizations? The possibility of school closure and remote learning?

Join Brian Garrett and Susan Schorr, Vice Chairs of McLane Middleton’s Education Law Group, as they discuss with business officers and other school leaders the distinctive way in which independent schools employ faculty and staff, and provide a process of codifying the essentials in employment arrangements.