Maternity Leave sub offered position in another district

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  1. MissElla

    MissElla New Member

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    So I just finished grad school and took a maternity leave position at a small private school. I've been there for about 2 weeks and I'm locked in for 4 more. On Saturday I got a call from a principal in a public school who told me that I came highly recommended by one of my supervisors who worked with me during my student teaching course. They are in immediate need of a teacher. What are my options here? I know deep down that it would be morally wrong to give up the sub position so quickly, but the logical part of me remembers filling out 255 job applications this summer. What should I do?!
     
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    Is the position in the public school a permanent contract position? If so, I would have no hesitation leaving a sub position for a permanent one and all of the administrators I have worked for would understand.
     
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    Go on the interview and see if it is a permanent position. If it isn't permanent, I would be honest with the P and tell him about your present situation. That may make a difference to him and he may save the job/offer you one when you are done at this school.
     
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    If it is a permanent job, no one will fault you for going for it!
     
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    IMO permanent position offers trump sub positions. Principals should understand this.
     
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    Go on the interview. If it's permanent, I'd go for the job.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I agree with the others. If it's permanent, go for it!
     
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    Thank you for your advice! I have an interview tomorrow afternoon.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Good luck MissElla!
     
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    Hope it went well!!!
     
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    One week before I was scheduled to go on maternity leave, my arranged sub was offered a permanent position. He came to ask me what he should do, and I told him to take the permanent position. As much as I wanted him to sub for me, I knew it was better for him to take the permanent position.

    An alternative is to accept the permanent position, but negotiate the start date.
     

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