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Thank you for the information and your question. Below is the Kansas statute that could allow the DOE to suspend or cancel the teaching license of a teacher that is found to have violated certain conditions named under the statute. It is pretty broad, especially the last clause. So, even if this is not a contract that was with the BOE of your school district, the State could arguably cancel or suspend your license if they find you breached your contract. Because of that, I might recommend that you sit down with a local employment law attorney who deals with licensing issues to assist you in fighting any efforts to suspend or cancel your license. In addition to doing that, the party you contracted with could also file suit for any damages they incur as a result of any breach of the contract. For example, recruiting and replacing you.
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Statute 72-1383: Cancellation of teachers' licenses;grounds.Any license issued by the state board of education or institutions under the state board of regents may be canceled by the state board of education in the manner provided by law, on the grounds of immorality,gross neglect of duty, annulling of written contracts with boards of education without the consent of the board which is a party to the contract, or for any cause that would have justified the withholding thereof when the same was granted.
I also wanted to provide the link to the DOE's regulations. It is a lengthy document, but you will want to read section 91-22-1a. This is the link: http://www.kssos.org/pubs/KAR/2009/4%20091_91-Department%20of%20Education,%202009%20KAR%20Vol%204.pdf
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