part-time teaching contract

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  1. Lilypad9

    Lilypad9 Rookie

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    Ok, here goes. I am currently working as a .5 teacher and commute an hour and a half to get to work. I am under contract and must give 60 days notice. I have been offered a full-time teaching position near my house. They are very eager for me to start. Is there any way to negotiate out of my part-time contract? If I can recommend a replacement, will they release me? Lastly, is it 60 calendar days or school days?

    Anyone who can give any advice, please post!!!
     
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  3. futuremathsprof

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    I would ask your district if you could break your contract without giving the 60-day notice, but give them a reason like you cannot afford to continue making the long commute as you originally thought. Also, tell them how it has become a hardship as you are only working part-time and having to spend a good portion of your salary on gas since you commute 1.5 hours both ways. Why don’t you try that?
     
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  4. dgpiaffeteach

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    I would be honest. Our principal would most likely understand. They'd likely be able to work out a plan with them. Definitely don't burn any bridges though.
     
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  5. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I would just be very honest. I always appreciate and value honesty. They might just let you out of your contact much earlier than the 60 days.
     
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  6. ChemTeachBHS

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    I would be honest. Most principals would understand leaving for a full time job, especially one closer to home.
     
  7. pommom

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    When you applied for positions, did you put that you were under contract? Dont schools not like interviewing contracted teachers?
    Good job on getting the position!
     
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    Here, leaving a part time position for a full time one would be supported and would never be an issue.
     
  9. Lilypad9

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    Thanks for your feedback. Pommom, I don’t find that is the case if a district really wants to have you as a teacher. I had prior teaching experience in the district that is hiring me. It looks very reasonable to them why I would want to do this. Even so, I’m still being held. The district where I am at seems to have trouble keeping teachers. They are doing interviews soon, so I am hopeful for something less than 60 days.
     

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