I was recently recommended for an art teaching position by the principal where I interviewed at about 2 weeks ago. I am currently under contract (which will end this month) for my 4th grade teaching position. I am very interested in this art position, but here's my question/dilema. I just recently got my NEW 4th grade contract and as of yet Human Resources has not contacted me to officially offer me the art job. I e-mailed the principal a few days ago and asked about an update and he said "it takes awhile, sometimes a couple of weeks". I know they still have to do background checks and all, but a couple of weeks maybe? That just seems like a long time to me. I have until May 25th to sign my current 4th grade contract, but I really want the art job if it's meant to be. Just wondering if anybody else has similar HR stories where they take a long time. Normally 2 weeks wouldn't matter, but I just don't want to let the contract deadline run out on my current offer...because at the end of the day, a job is a job! Thanks for your responses!