It's only a few days into June and I am already feeling high anxiety about possibly not having a full-time job come August. I've been thinking and stressing about it to where I can't even fall asleep right now. Here are my problems/plans: 1. My home school has a huge Special. Ed caseload. I was interviewed there in March (turns out the superintendent was my high school principal and recognized my last name). They said there will most likely be some openings next year (like 6). When I went in to fill out sub teacher paper work (about a month later) the secretary said there were budget/grant cuts and they eliminated some positions so now they think there might be 2 or 3 openings but will not know until end of June. It was disappointing because I thought I had a good chance when they first said 6 openings and they gave me advice on what to prepare for second round interview. I'm starting to feel like I won't be offered anything even though they are not sure what the openings are yet....I just have a gut feeling. 2. I was offered a two month long sub job for a Spec. Ed teacher in another district (small district). She said that no one new was hired for next school year and that all the spec. ed teachers are young so no one is retiring. Even though I love the school and it's great to have a long-term on your resume (even if it;s only two months), I just feel like there's not a whole lot of job opportunities down the line. ---back to my home district...each school year they hire many building subs (you start off with basic sub pay then it increases a bit, not much, after 60 days...but they offer you health care). I was possibly going to ask if I could be considered for one of those. Being that there is a huge special ed. population, I feel like I have a better chance of getting a full-time job here in the future. I do know a few people working in this district (people I went to school with). Would you rather be a building sub in a larger district or take a two-month long maternity leave in the small district and then go back to day-to-day subbing in a few districts. I know this teacher is coming back from leave because of financial reasons. In a perfect world, I would be hired as a full-time teacher somewhere this summer...but that hasn't happened in the last 5 years! Advice?