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!