What's the protocol for resigning?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I'm sure it varies by state, so I'm looking for generalizations here. How much time is required before putting in your letter? I'm not ready to kick the bucket, but I am thisclose......

    I plan to finish the year, no doubt. This is for the fall.
     
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    In my area, you can resign any time, even after you have signed a contract for the year. Once you know for sure you won't be coming back, you can turn in a letter resigning at the completion of the school year.
     
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    Read your contact. We are supposed to give 60 days notice.
     
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    Our contract states how much notice we need to give (two weeks). Then we write a letter to our superintendent and our principal.
     
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    Our contracts are vague, very vague because we don't have a union that outlines our rights. I'm not even sure I know where my contract is.....I already signed mine for the fall but we weren't even given a copy
     
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    Ask around, I'm sure HR or a co-worker has a copy of the contract that you can look at.
     
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    I signed my contract for next year and it is a legal and binding document. I received 2 e-mails from HR reminding me of this. I was given the contract 2 weeks ago and had 15 days to sign. If I were to resign now I could lose my Mississippi license for 1 year. This information was in my contract. Good luck with what ever you do. I know from your posts you have struggled this year.
     
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    You're in a private school, right? I'm sure there's nothing in your contract that would affect your licensing. However, I would be kind and find out when HR would start looking for new hires and plan accordingly. Good luck with whatever decision you make. This has been a troubling year for you.
     
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    We have to give 30 days.
     
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    I've always heard thirty days, we had teachers leaving all summer last year, one 2 weeks before school began.
     
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    I should scan my contract one day so people can see that 'vague' is an understatement when we are talking about NC contracts.
    We had someone quit mid-year. They held her for 30 days from the day she handed in her resignation.
     
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    No, public.
     
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    It's so vague it's almost funny.You should scan yours! We can all laugh and compare :)
     
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    We have to give 60 days. If your contract doesn't say anything about it I'd say 30 days is fine. Of course if you're 100% sure sooner than that there's no reason to hold off. Though I'd definitely wait until this year is done since you're finishing out the year.
     
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    We're supposed to give 45 days before the first day of school; however, that is not set in stone. Many teachers have left with less days then that with no repercussions to their license.

    Did you ever hear from that position in MI?
     
  17. TeacherNY

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    I agree that you should get a copy of your contract. I am in a private school so we don't have contracts. We have to give 2 weeks notice. Same with the last school I worked in. I gave exactly 2 weeks notice and then I was GONEEEEEEEEE :D
     
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    If it's not outlined in your contract, then I think you can't go wrong with giving notice 60 days before the start of next school year. If you could give notice sooner, then I think that's probably a good idea in most situations, unless you believe that you will face some sort of retaliation.

    I'm not sure of the exact number of days required for giving notice in my district, but I seem to think that it's either 30 or 45 days. I've heard about teachers leaving with much less notice than that. Although those teachers don't seem to have any sort of penalty place on their licenses, they are effectively blacklisted from working in the district again. Earlier this year we had a teacher quit two weeks after the school year started. During those first two weeks, he took 6 sick days. That guy will never teach in the district ever again, probably not even as a sub.
     

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