My wife was given a non re-elect back in March and given the advice to resign instead. She got the advice from HR and the union rep. She wanted to ask the union attorney but he didn't call back for a week and she only had 48 hours to decide. Long story short, she resigned effective the last day of school and then applied for unemployment benefits with the state of California. A month later she finally had her interview over the phone and everything seemed normal. The guy told her that her school district had responded but really didn't day much. He gave her the impression all was good and to expect a decision in a week or so and then payments after that. She was very clear with them that she was given non re-elect and that no reason was given because she was just a second year probationary teacher. Resigning was the only option because everyone scared her to think she would never find another job if they ever called the old district and were told she was non re-elected. Totally screwy if you ask me. Now we are faced with the decision to appeal the ruling. We have 30 days. I've read plenty online about how you should get unemployment because they technically left you, not the other way around. I'm just curious if anyone else had this happen and what they said in their appeal that got it reversed.