Florida A & M University Law Review



This Article examines the validity of liquated damages provisions with regard to teacher contracts and the appropriateness of their use. Part II addresses the law of liquidated damages generally. Part III discusses one Georgia case brought by two teachers against DCSD for enforcement of its liquidated damages provision as an attempt to force the teachers to stay with the District. Part IV summarizes a review of various teacher employment contracts and types of liquidated damages clauses incorporated therein. Part IV concludes with a discussion of various issues that school districts ought to take into consideration to enhance teacher retention and maintain high quality education of its students when including liquidated damages provisions in teacher contracts.