Sharpton v. Winston County Board of Education
In Sharpton v. Winston County Board of Education, 450 So. 2d 124 (Ala. Civ. App. 1984), the Court of Civil Appeals held that a person has a property interest in his or her continued employment even where that person's position was not protected by the Teacher Tenure Act. Sharpton, 450 So. 2d at 126.
In Sharpton, the board of education had recorded in its minutes its decision to hire the plaintiff for an additional year in his nontenured capacity. Although the board of education had not extended a formal contract to the plaintiff, the Court of Civil Appeals held that the resolution of the board to hire the plaintiff created a legitimate expectation of continued employment for the term specified by the board in its minutes. Id.