I have been reading the threads on here for a long time to take in all the great advice, but I figured it was finally time to join in. Here's my situation. I interviewed with School A on Thursday 7/24 for an early childhood special ed position. I thought the interview went really well, but I had been having a lot of interviews lately, so I didn't think too much into it. Friday 8/1, I interviewed with School B, my dream school, after they finally posted a position I've been waiting all summer for. This is the school I student taught at, and I fell in love with it. It's also a little closer. The classroom is an early childhood preschool for all classroom, which would be my ideal classroom, too. It went well too. The only thing they told me, though, is that, because this is a new classroom opening, they had gotten verbal approval for the grant, but were still waiting on getting it actually in writing for it to become official, which they had no idea when that would happen. So they could call the candidate and say that that person was their choice, but no official job can be offered until the grant is official. That same afternoon after the interview on Friday, I got a call from School A saying that I was their candidate of choice and that HR would contact me to set up a second interview to discuss salary, benefits, etc. HR called me this late this Monday 8/4, I called them back Tuesday morning but the woman was out, and I finally got ahold of her yesterday (Wednesday) morning. We set up a time for tomorrow (Friday) afternoon for me to come in, and as she said, to sign the paperwork. So I know I already have an offer from School A. School B said they would call me either way by the end of this week. But what worries me is that what if I give up a sure thing with School A only to have the grant fall through with School B and have nothing? I don't know what the chances of that are. To complicate things a little further, when School A called me for the interview, they said that they already had someone for the job but this person backed out on them, and they weren't happy about it. So if I did get an offer from School B, I would be doing the same thing, and right before school is about to start, and I'd hate to do that. It's just that I'd also hate to pass up an offer from my dream school if I were to get it. I know I could always apply again next year and they wouldn't begrudge me for going with a sure thing. But there will be new and more recent student teachers by then, so would they go to these individuals first before me, since it's been a year for me? It may not even be an issue if School B doesn't call to offer me a job (and I'm debating whether it's worth calling them to check in this afternoon). It certainly would be a lot easier, and I'm happy to just have a job wherever. I just don't want to regret what could have been all year if I pass up School B, and I don't want to upset School A and put them into a panic either. So I'm asking, what would you do in the situation?