Job Offer! Now what?

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  1. DSD

    DSD Rookie

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    I got an offer today! I'm very happy because it's a pretty ideal position at a school that is small and conveniently located. Plus the pay is a bit higher than public schools in the district. The offer is contingent on getting my certification (my first fingerprints were "unreadable") and a background check, the latter of which I'm not worried about.

    But I'm a bit unclear about what happens next. The school sent me a letter of intent via email that needs to be returned by Wednesday. It doesn't state the exact salary, which it says will be communicated in a separate letter once the budget has been approved. The principal did specify the salary in an email and on the phone. Is this typical? I've never signed a letter of intent before. Also, do I need send a separate letter accepting the position?

    Thanks and good luck to all the job seekers out there!
     
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  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Congratulations!

    My state is at-will and we don't have contracts, so no advice.
     
  4. DHE

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    DSD, our letters if intent are very simple. We simply state whether or not we plan to return to the district. Or do we have plans to retire or would like a transfer.
     
  5. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    Congrats!!! What will you be teaching? Be sure to go over to the jobs thread to add your story!!

    As for advice, I don't have much, except your salary will probably be what you were given but they may need a little wiggle room if there are budget constraints.
     
  6. DSD

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    Thanks everyone.

    I just spoke to HR, and it turns out the position is at-will. I was a bit freaked out by it because I've never worked without a contract, but, looking at it more objectively and researching what it means, it doesn't seem so strange.
     
  7. elateacher4life

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    Congrats!
     

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