A continuing contract is a contract that remains in effect until the teacher either resigns, elects to retire, or is terminated or suspended.  Teachers who have attained continuing contract status, or "tenure," have a constitutional right to due process of law before their employment may be terminated.

RC 3319.08
RC 3319.11
OSBA Journal article, February 2011, A primer on new teacher tenure, license rules
Ohio Attorney General Opinion 2007-015

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