As I've mentioned in a couple of different threads, I recently left a job in one district to start a job in another district. At my former district, administration made the decision that I would not tell my students I was leaving. They left Friday believing I was their teacher and came in on Monday to discover that I wasn't. (And from what a couple of friends there have said, for many of them, it was a huge issue.) I didn't get this decision at all. I thought it was really unfair to put the kids in that situation and to not let either side put some kind of closure on the relationshp. I was curious if any of you have either left during a school year or had co-workers leave during the school year and how it was handled with the students. I completed an exit survey with the district, but I did it when I first put in my 30 day's notice so the conversation about not telling the kids hadn't happened yet. I was thinking about emailing HR to add some thoughts about this, but I was curious about other's experiences because maybe I'm naive and this is how every district handles these things.