Have any of you heard of a temporary contract being the same as a non-renewal for application purposes? I've been on temporary contracts with the same school and district for three years now, hence my seeking other employment. I filled out an application for another district and got an email asking me to "revisit" the section regarding the questions about whether I'd ever had a contract not renewed. I looked at it, and basically determined the answer was "no" because a temporary contract has an ending date and renewal isn't an option. Then the HR rep called me and asked me to revisit it again and write a letter explaining why the contract wasn't renewed. Am I missing something here? A temporary contract has a beginning date and an ending date. In my district that means the job is over. If in the fall the money is there and they post the job again, you reapply and are on another temporary contract. Is this the same as a non-renewal?