Hi all- first time poster here so please forgive me if I'm not following a rule or something. So- I just finished a year long student teacher and have been applying EVERYWHERE- as I know the jobs in my area are competitive and nearly no interviews have started yet. One district that is farther away (farther north starts their hiring earlier than where I am) has offered me a position and I am VERY excited but also have scheduled upcoming interviews with districts closer to me. So I am looking for advice. I want to accept this offer but still continue interviewing. Can I technically turn down an offer I have accepted if I haven't signed a contract yet? Yes, I know it is the best practice but my DREAM school asked me to interview in two weeks. And I would be heartbroken if I got it and had to decline due to this already offered position. Also- how long does it take to sign a contract after receiving an offer? What is the process? I ask because I will not back out on a contract but might back out on an offer if possible. I know I'm in a predicament and no one in my family is in the education world/can offer advice. Please help!