Penalty-free resignation deadline

Chapter 21 employees are reminded that the deadline for penalty-free resignations is June 30, 2023. According to the Texas Education Code, educators have a penalty-free resignation deadline that falls on the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the coming school year. 

This deadline is for all Chapter 21 employees including but not limited to teachers, counselors, assistant principals, principals, etc. Resignations are generally accepted via the electronic submission process (S-54), using the Oracle log-in, and must be submitted by 11:59 pm, June 30, 2023. 

The resignation deadline will be enforced; resignations received after the June 30 deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on:

  • whether the campus is able to secure a suitable replacement,
  • the date of submission, and 
  • the circumstances around the resignation. 

For additional information about how to submit a Notice of Separation, please visit the Retirements & Resignations page at

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the HCM Contracts team at

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