Y'all know a bit of background because I've been posting about my job search and stuff. So I was offered a LTS for the first half of the school year (September until February) it's a great school - small classes, supportive admin, for the most part supportive parents, great teachers. And I absolutely want to take it if I wind up without a permanent position because it's wonderful and LT experience can't be beat. However, the P wants a final irreversible answer no later than Wednesday. So, if I accepted, I'd miss out on interviewing in the crunch during the last 2 weeks of summer. It's not a contracted position, but she made it very clear that if I accepted, even if it is before the regular teacher goes on leave, it's final and leaving if offered a permanent position would be unacceptable. Now, once I'm actually in the position, I wouldn't even consider leaving before the regular teacher came back. I'm not one who goes back on my word once I've started something. So what would you do? Accept and risk losing out on a permanent contracted position, accept and back out if you are offered a contracted position before the start of the leave, or turn it down all together and risk daily subbing during the school year (the two other districts I sub in actually pay a higher daily wage than the LT district's LT pay)?