I've noticed some last minute jobs popping up (school starts on the 24th!) and have been applying to them. I always get a confirmation email when I apply/update my application with the district. I was just about to email the principal of a paticular elementary when the confirmation email specifially said to not contact principals or administratives. The reasoning they gave was that the hiring managers will pre-screen all applications and pass the info along to the principal. Will I hurt my chances of getting an interview if I go against the rules and send the principal an email anyway? Sorry if this has already been asked. Thanks!