Teachers/Employment Benefits (A.R.S. § 15-187)

  • A teacher who is employed by a Charter School and who was previously employed as a teacher at a school district shall not lose any right of certification, retirement or salary status or any other benefit provided by law, by the rules of the governing board of the school district or by the rules of the board of directors of the Charter School.
  • A teacher who is employed by or teaching at a school district immediately before employment by or at a Charter School shall be given employment preference by the school district if the teacher submits an employment application to the school district no later than three years after ceasing employment with the school district, assuming a suitable position is available.
  • Charter school teachers are eligible to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System.
  • Definition of Teacher Under ARS 15-977 101-014 (R01-020)