QUESTION: If I break contract in California, what are the worst case scenario ramifications? Here's the story... I got my first teaching job. Throughout the interview process I said that I didn't want to co-teach because I had a bad experience with a co-teacher in my teaching program. Then I was sitting through orientation, 2 days before kids arrived and I found out that I had co-teaching classes. I also found out that I had to do other things that I had told them in the interviews that I didn't believe in. I was going to quit then, but I worried about quitting since I had already signed. But this has worn me out completely. I'm only 1.5 months into it and I have been sick twice from the work. I don't have a balanced life, etc. So I notified them that I was going to quit because I feel like I got a bait and switch. They keep ignoring my requests and just state that I'm under contract, trying to strong arm me. They said that the board most likely won't accept my resignation and hasn't accepted them in the past. This district is not where I want to be and has made me not want to teach in general. How bad are the ramifications for quitting in contract? Especially with these circumstances?