Parties and Their Roles
San Bonito Consolidated Independent School District (defendant); Maria Can’t (plaintiff). Facts: During the 1990-91 school year Can’t was under a one-year contract to teach at the San Bonito Consolidated Independent School District. On August 17. Can’t write a resignation letter. On August 18 Can’t hand-delivered the letter to her supervisor, requesting for the final paycheck to be .NET to an address fifty miles away from the San Bonito office.
On August 20 the San Bonito superintendent of schools (only person allowed to accept resignations on behalf of the district) received the letter and deposited the acceptance letter for the resignation the same day.
On August 21, the superintendent’s office hand-received from Can’t a letter withdrawing her resignation, which bore a local address. The same day (August 21st) Can’t received a hand-delivered copy of the email sent on August 20, accepting her resignation but rejecting her withdrawal. Can’t claimed breach of the ere employment contract.
Under the “mailbox rule”, does mail count as an authorized method of acceptance despite the fact of hand-delivery and no clear statement of acceptance method? Lower court decision: The Commissioner of education and district court assessed that the employment contract was terminated as of the moment when the superintendent deposited the acceptance letter for Cant’s resignation in the mall. Can’t appealed. Decision: Trial Court decision affirmed. The employment contract was terminated upon the mailing of the acceptance letter. Judgment affirmed.
The Restatement was applied by the court and states that in the absence of any indication of the method of delivery, acceptance by any medium reasonable under the circumstances is effective on dispatch. Furthermore, since parses are negotiating at a distance, acceptance by the mall Is reasonable under such circumstances. Can’t submitted her resignation shortly before the start of the school year leaving a short margin to find a replacement. Cant’s intention for not returning any time soon to San Bonito was proven by the address provided, indicating that she is out of reach.
Cite this Cantu Vs. Central Education Agency Court
Cantu Vs. Central Education Agency Court. (2017, Oct 30). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/cantu-vs-central-education/