TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-12
Rights and Duties of Teachers Generally

SECTION 16-12-9


§ 16-12-9 Residency within municipality not required.

Notwithstanding any prior ratification and validation by the general assembly of any home rule charter provision requiring that a public school department employee reside within the employing city or town, effective September 1, 2001, no home rule charter provision shall require that a public school department employee reside within the city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment. Any prior ratification and validation by the general assembly of a home rule charter provision requiring residency within a city or town as a condition for employment of a public school department employee is expressly repealed by the general assembly. Nor shall any town or city council make or ordain any ordinance requiring that a public school department employee reside within the employing city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment. Any existing ordinance requiring that a public school department employee reside within the employing city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment is considered contrary to the laws of this state and is thus void as violative of state law.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 146, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 121, § 3; P.L. 2000, ch. 55, art. 20, § 5; P.L. 2005, ch. 299, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 310, § 1.)