In South Dakota, under what circumstances can a teacher be non-renewed?

A school district may non-renew a teacher who is in or beyond the fourth consecutive term of employment as a teacher with the school district for just cause, including:

  • breach of contract;
  • poor performance;
  • incompetency;
  • gross immorality;
  • unprofessional conduct;
  • insubordination;
  • neglect of duty; or
  • the violation of any policy or regulation of the school district.