New teaching job, but!

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  1. daveyboy43

    daveyboy43 New Member

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    I'm really confused and overwhelmed with the series of events that have occurred following me accepting a new teaching job in another school district. Both districts are located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After accepting my new position and sending my letter of resignation for my old teaching job, several days later I received a call from my old school district telling me they were holding me to my old job until they found a replacement and they said they could do this for up to 60 days. Does anyone know if they can legally do this and if they can, would I be able to use up all my sick days then so I would not have to start the school year with them and possibly cause them to hurry the search for a replacement I currently have 26 sick days accrued from the school district I'm looking to leave.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Read your contract or check with your union rep. More than likely they can hold you...not sure about the sick days.
     
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    a.guillermo Rookie

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    Yeah, check your contract. Wouldn't it be nice to just be able to put in your two weeks? :p
     
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    teachart Comrade

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    Yes, let's hope they hire someone quickly!
     
  6. comaba

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    Yes, they can do that.

    http://www.portal.state.pa.us/porta...duct_toolkit/21077/facilitation_notes/1241091

    Calling in sick will probably result in a complaint/reprimand to the DOE. I wouldn't want that on my record.
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    I wouldn't call in. I'm sure you would be reprimanded for it, and possibly get in trouble with the state.
     
  8. daveyboy43

    daveyboy43 New Member

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    Does this kind of thing happen often? My new school district says my job should be safe. I'm so worried I'm going to lose the new job and it's my dream job.
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    In certain states/districts it does. Some have more lenient rules if you resign prior to the beginning of the year.
     
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    Just out of curiousity daveyboy, if they haven't yet found a replacement for you (I know this post is a bit old!), could you private message me the district you are looking to leave? I live in your area and am still desperately seeking a teaching job. Thanks in advance!
     

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