• Education Support Personnel-Non Instructional

    5:290 Employment Termination and Suspensions


    Resignation and Retirement

    An employee is requested to provide two weeks’ notice of a resignation.  A resignation notice cannot be revoked once given.

    Non-RIF Dismissal

    The Director may terminate an at-will employee at any time for any reason, subject to State and federal law.

    The Director is responsible for making dismissal recommendations to the Board consistent with the Board’s goal of having a highly qualified, high performing staff. This includes recommending a non-licensed employee for immediate dismissal for willful or negligent failure to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect as required by 325 ILCS 5/.

    The Board may, as necessary or prudent, decide to decrease the number of educational support personnel or to discontinue some particular type of educational support service and, as a result of that action, dismiss or reduce the hours of one or more educational support employees. When making decisions concerning reduction in force and recall, the Board will follow Sections 10-22.34c (outsourcing non-instructional services) and 10-23.5 (procedures) of the School Code, to the extent they are applicable and not superseded by legislation or an applicable collective bargaining agreement.


    The Director is authorized to suspend an employee without pay as a disciplinary measure, during an investigation into allegations of misconduct or pending a dismissal hearing whenever, in the Director’s judgment, the employee’s presence is detrimental to DAOES. Upon receipt of a recommendation from the Ill. Dept. Children and Family Services (DCFS) that DAOES remove an employee from his or her position when he or she is the subject of a pending DCFS investigation that relates to his or her employment with DAOES, the Board or Director or designee, in consultation with the Board Attorney, will determine whether to:

    1. Let the employee remain in his or her position pending the outcome of the investigation; or
    2. Remove the employee as recommended, proceeding with:
      1. A suspension with pay; or
      2. A suspension without pay

    Any criminal conviction resulting from the investigation or allegations shall require the employee to repay to the System all compensation and the value of all benefits received by the employee during the suspension. The Director will notify the employee of this requirement when the employee is suspended.


    5 ILCS 430 et seq.

    105 ILCS 5/10-22.34c and 5/10-23.5.

    325 ILCS 5/7.4(c-10).

    820 ILCS 105/4a.

    CROSS REF.: 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 5:240 (Suspension), 5:270 (Employment At-Will, Compensation, and Assignment)


    Adopted: March 19, 2020