Okay, maybe I'm jumping the gun here because I've not signed anything, but I have been given a verbal okey-dokey. The final step for the job I want to accept is to meet the superintendent and then sign a contract. Here's the rub; the superintendent and her staff are out until next week, so this won't happen until then. Meanwhile, school starts soon. The first staff day for my current position that I'm trying to leave is the 21st. This is pretty short notice, and getting even shorter. I feel badly about that, but the timing is outside of my control and I don't see myself turning down an offer just out of potential inconvenience for my current school, since job offers are pretty hard to come by these days. My current school is a private school and an at will employer. There is a contract, but neither it nor the faculty handbook say a single thing about resignation procedures (they do say quite a bit about grounds for termination, though). The old school has been a nice place to work, but the new school is 25 minutes closer to home and is likely to pay 60% more. Any suggestions on handling this?