My first year teaching was at a small private school. In Feb we had to fill out a letter of intent form if we planned on coming back next year. I put no, and my principal wrote wrote me a recommendation letter. This is my first year working at a public school. I haven't heard anything regarding contracts yet. I don't think they would want me back here because I have had a ton of student and parent complaints... I am not coming back to this particular school anyways, and I did already put in for a transfer. I haven't heard anything about my transfer request. It looks bad not having a contract renewed right, even if I do not want to work at this school again? I don't know how this works. Should I start asking now if my contract is getting renewed or not? If it is not renewed, do I receive a paper stating this, or it is just told verbally? Once they tell me I am not being renewed, is it too late to just resign at the end of this school year instead?