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No. The contract states "if advisor resigns without advanced governing board approval, the resignation will be deemed to be an unprofessional act that may subject advisor to disciplinary action by the state board of education, up to and including suspension or revocation of the guidance counselor certification and/or any valid Arizona teaching certificate held by advisor."
No clause regarding early termination in the contract- no reference in the contract or any other district resource I can locate that addresses whether a precedent exists for using "promotion" as grounds for termination. There seems to be a precedent of Governing Board approval for teachers who leave for administrative positions, but no precedent for "advisors" seeking "counseling" positions, as the title "advisor" (and the subsequent changes in job duties) have not existed in my district until this year.