I'm curious about contracts. We just recieved our contracts and have until the end of the month to sign them. New this year is the stipulation that if we sign our contract and later this summer want out we will be charged X amount of money (assuming they find a replacement). It's a pretty big amount and it's just really shocking to me! I have heard of schools doing this...but I was curious just how common it is. This will only be the third contract I've signed (all with the same district) so I don't have a ton of experience with this stuff! Does anyone else have this kind of statement in their contract??