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13-43-5Certificate required before contract signed--Exception when academic training being completed.

A teacher may sign a contract only upon exhibition of a valid certificate to teach the courses and grades in the school contemplated under the contract and to qualify the school for accreditation. A person is eligible to sign a contract if the person is completing academic training which would qualify the person for issuance or renewal of a teaching certificate. However, if a certificate is not issued prior to the time for performance of the contract, the contract is thereafter void. Prior to making payment under the contract, the validity of the certificate shall be verified through the Department of Education's public online certification database.

Source: SDC 1939, § 15.3801; SL 1939, ch 49; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 16, § 8; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.3808; SL 1970, ch 96, § 1; SL 1975, ch 128, § 306; SL 1985, ch 129, § 19; SL 1986, ch 122, §§ 1, 19; SL 1989, ch 153, § 7; SL 2010, ch 95, § 1.

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