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Oneal v. Colton Consolidated School District No. 306

557 P.2d 11 (1976)

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Oneal v. Colton Consolidated School District No. 306

Washington Court of Appeals

557 P.2d 11 (1976)

Facts

Stanley Oneal (plaintiff) contracted to teach for the Colton Consolidated School District No. 306 (defendant) for one year. Prior to the beginning of the school year, however, Oneal tendered his resignation to the school district, citing his deteriorating eyesight. Over the summer, Oneal had come to realize that his eyesight had become so poor that he physically could no longer teach. Testimony of other teachers corroborated this fact. The school district, however, refused the resignation, potentially in part due to Oneal’s insistence that he retain his accrued sick time. When Oneal did not show up for school, the school district fired him for breach of contract. Oneal appealed the decision to the superior court. The superior court affirmed the school district’s decisions. Oneal appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (McInturff, C.J.)

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