Dilemma

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  1. ninnee

    ninnee Rookie

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    Hi all if anyone can offer advice that would be great. I currently work at a private special education school in NJ which I love. I have learned a lot and owe the place alot. Our contracts at the school are at will and I wasn't sure if I would be rehired. We only recieved our contracts a few days ago. Being I wasn't sure I applied for jobs. I went on an interview at a public school and recieved the job. I accepted. Now my issue is woth the contracts. I will not be ratified at the new job until the next board meeting which is a week after my contract is due at my current job. Would you sign the current contract ( I have 30 days to break) or just be honest and resign. I'm worried if the board doesn't approve me ill be screwed out of any job. But I also don't want to leave my current job hanging. Thanks for your time.
     
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  3. a2z

    a2z Virtuoso

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    Do NOT under any circumstances resign until you have the other job and contract signed, especially when you know for sure you have your current job and that you can break a contract without penalty for 30 days, especially if that 30 days will put you past the school board hearing and signing of a new contract.
     
  4. klieb

    klieb New Member

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    I wouldn't resign until you definitely have been approved by the board etc. I was in the same situation and I didn't let them know until I had signed something. 30 days is plenty of time for them to find a new teacher. You need to do what is best for you!
     
  5. agdamity

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    If you have 30 days to back out, I would go ahead and sign for your current school until your new contract comes through. Usually by the time it goes to the board, it's just a formality, but stranger things have happened.
     

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