Hi everyone, In 2016, I was so excited to get my first teaching job in the state, I accepted the first job offered. At that time, I didn't have much thought over the 2016-2019 period. As the year is coming to an end, is it possible for me to resign without any penalties. I understand that teachers can resign 45 days before the first instruction day of the following year. Will this apply to me? I am currently in a charter school and I'm looking at teaching in a school district. A few weeks back, I took a content test and will be receiving my probationary certificate soon. I chatted with a few people there and realized that the pay I receive is about 10k lower than what people are getting. Even if there will be a slight raise with my probationary certificate, I am still looking at about 6k lower than the standard pay structure. It doesn't really matter much if I'm living alone but I'm looking at marriage and starting a family in the coming year. The differences in pay will mean a lot then.