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Posted on March 10, 2015 3:02 pm
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Candace
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Wanting to work for another school district
How did you let your current school know that you are looking for another job in another school district? I am signed an intent form to stay where I am but I would like to be at the school district that is closer to my home but I am nervous about telling my current school district that. Also, I have not signed a contract for next year yet. Is this a code of ethics violation? How do you transfer to another school district without upsetting your current school?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 10, 2015 8:55 pm

VadeQa
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In my experience, being upfront and honest about the situation is best. I do not think that many people would unfairly judge or punish you because you'd like to work at a school closer to home. If you approach the Asst. Principal over you with that information as a professional courtesy, they can at least know that they may need to fill your position whereas they may not have been looking at anyone with your subject/content area, etc. I think that they would be grateful, not spiteful. I did not move out of district, but I did leave one school for another for the same reason and I followed the above advice. They were actually incredibly supportive and helped me get the interview/job at the new school.
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Posted March 16, 2015 2:29 am

ebenuD
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If you know you are not going to return to your district then don't sign the contract. Tell your administrator exactly why you are looking at other jobs. If you plan on returning to your school if you can't find another job I would ask your administrator whether or not you should sign the contract. Many times it is up to the principal to decide if you can be let out of your contract. The sooner you give them a heads up the better. They can at least be on the look out for potential replacements if you do leave.
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Posted March 10, 2015 6:39 pm

yPyhaN
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I would be one hundred percent honest with my principal about leaving. Even though it may be nerve racking I am sure that they would understand that you would want to work closer to your home.
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