Some of you may have read my threads last weekend about applying to a 3rd-4th grade looping position. I interviewed for the same position last year and was granted a second interview, but didn't get the job. This job is basically my dream job. It's VERY close to home (I timed it at about 4 mins last year), I would alternate grades between 3rd and 4th every year as I looped with my classes, the principal seemed awesome when I met him last year, and the pay is higher than any of the other districts in my area. The deadline for apps. was Monday and I haven't received a call for an interview, but I'm hoping they just haven't started calling yet. Here's my dilemma... I read awaxler's post the other day with the link to the article about having your current principal call the school where you're applying to recommend you for an interview. I know my principals would do that for me as they never have anything but wonderful things to say about me, but the district website specifically says "No phone calls please." Now, that's the superintendent's request, not the principal's, but if it's a district policy I don't want to hurt my chances of being interviewed again. I feel like I'd rather err on the side of caution. What do you think??