I was offered and accepted a position in a great district. However, this meant backing out of a position I already had accepted which left some really bad feelings. The school that I chose has already given me the curriculum, my schedule, and shown me my classroom (which is still filled with the previous teacher's [who's moving to a different grade level] stuff). The thing is, I don't have a contract yet. The board won't meet to approve me until the end of the month. I'm supposed to start a week later. Am I being paranoid that I'm panicking over this? I've already gone out and started shopping for my new class. But most importantly, I turned down another position that I had previously accepted and left some bad feelings. BTW - please don't judge me for this. I feel terrible about it but I felt like this district's schedule and proximity to my house was a much better situation for my own kids. I feel like I won't be able to relax until I have a signed contract.