Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal: Teachers

The School Board delegates authority and responsibility to the Superintendent to manage the terms and conditions for the employment of professional personnel. The Superintendent shall act reasonably and comply with state and federal law as well as any applicable individual employment contract or any applicable collective bargaining agreement in effect. The Superintendent is responsible for making dismissal recommendations to the Board consistent with the Board’s goal of having a highly qualified, high performing staff.

School Year and Day

Teachers shall work according to the school calendar and school day adopted by the Board.


Teachers employed for at least 4 hours per day shall receive a duty-free lunch equivalent to the student lunch period, or 30 minutes, whichever is longer.

Nursing Mothers

The District accommodates employees who are nursing mothers according to provisions in state and federal law.


Teachers shall be paid according to the salary detailed in the Wilmette Education Association (WEA) contract and adopted by the Board, but in no case less than the minimum salary provided by the School Code. Teachers shall be paid at least monthly on a 10- or 12-month basis.

Assignments and Transfers

The Superintendent is authorized to make teaching, study hall, extra class duty, and extracurricular assignments. In order of priority, assignments shall be made based on the District’s needs and best interests, employee qualifications, and employee desires as detailed in the WEA contract.


The District will follow state law when dismissing a teacher.


The District’s teacher evaluation system will be conducted under the written District 39 plan developed pursuant to state law.

Adopted: November 10, 1997
Revised: March 23, 2015; December 16, 2019
Reviewed: April 25, 2022; April 24, 2023; February 26, 2024