(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the employment contract of a principal or contract principal, whose certificate is revoked by the State Superintendent of Education pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 16-23-5, shall be immediately cancelled, any provision of Section 16-24B-3 to the contrary notwithstanding.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-24B-3.1

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • CONTRACT PRINCIPAL: Includes only those persons hired on or after July 1, 2000, and certified for the position of principal as prescribed by the State Board of Education and who are employed by an employing board as the chief administrator of a school, including a vocational center. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • principal: Includes only those persons hired before July 1, 2000, and certified for the position of principal as prescribed by the State Board of Education and who are employed by an employing board as the chief administrator of a school, including a vocational center. See Alabama Code 16-24B-2
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) If the conviction resulting in the revocation of the certificate pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 16-23-5 is overturned on appeal, the State Superintendent of Education, upon receipt of notice of the reversal shall immediately reinstate the certificate of the principal or contract principal, and the local board of education, at its discretion, shall place the principal or contract principal in a position commensurate with the employee’s licensure from the State Department of Education or on paid administrative leave. Regardless of whether the certificate of the principal or contract principal is reinstated or a new employment contract is entered into, the principal or contract principal, within 45 days, shall be reimbursed for any back pay, plus benefits, from the date of cancellation, up to and including the date his or her conviction is overturned.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude the State Superintendent of Education or the local board of education from pursuing other legal action against the principal or contract principal based upon the underlying circumstances of the conviction.

(Act 2010-264, p. 482, §2.)