Hello, friends! This morning at 7am, my former principal called to let me know that the teacher who "bumped" me from my 2nd grade position has accepted a promotion as VP at another school in our district. Anyway, my position is available (same school, same grade, same classroom, same everything). In my district, any tenured teacher can apply for a teaching position. Interviews aren't held--the teacher with the most experience and/or senority automatically gets the job. Even though that used to be my teaching position, I would have to apply for it. Here's my dilema: I've spent all day Monday, Tuesday, and today setting up my new middle school classroom. Do I go ahead and apply for my former position, or stay at the school I've been transferred to? I got rid of almost all of my 2nd grade materials (gave to other teacher friends) because the 6th grade position I was assigned to is permanent and there's no way I can get "bumped" anymore. I never in a million years thought I'd be able to return to my former position. My teacher friends keep texting and calling me asking the same thing: "Did you apply yet???" I'd hate to take down my middle school classroom, pack everything up, take it back to my elementary school classroom, buy new materials, and set up again. I feel so torn.