This paper informs school administrators of the importance of managing human resources. It details the history of tenure and outlines Kentucky laws surrounding the termination of teachers. Case studies of current or recent litigation are introduced and analyzed to determine the implications these may have on future court cases concerning teacher termination. The research supports the fact that administrators must give teachers proper and timely notification of intent to terminate and a written statement detailing the cause. Administrators should make frequent observations, honestly and fairly documenting all instances of insubordination, inefficiencies, incompetency, or neglect of duty. It is critical to precede a claim of incompetence with a thorough improvement plan, including a detailed timeline during which the teacher is expected to meet performance standards. Written documentation should be objective and contain specific evidence and data supporting charges as opposed to containing general statements of poor teaching.