I know that we've talked about this in other threads before, but as an administrator in a year-round program, I am constantly amazed, when it comes to the end of the year, at the number of people who will skip out on the last week or two of their contract to start a new job. By not finishing their contract, they forfeit lots of things: their bonus, any accrued vacation & sick time that they would be paid out for, their reference, their eligibility for rehire, and in some extreme cases, they forfeit their benefits, such as the right to continue health coverage through COBRA. As an administrator, I would respect a teacher who said to me, "I'd love to come work for your district, but I have a commitment to my current position through X/X/2008." I would be a little concerned about hiring someone who didn't work out their contract from school A, because I'd think "what will keep them from doing this to me?" What do you think?