First, your union can give you a copy of the contract.
However, for now, let's just assume you have to give 2 months
notice. Your contract will lay out the details.
Continue to work and look for a new position at the same
time. It happens all the time so no one will view it as a
big negative. Be careful when you get an interview to not
focus on just the negative when you are asked why you would
like to leave the position. It will be a big turn-off if all
you do is complain. Know what you are going to say going in.
When you get an offer, notify your administration in
writing. Expect to have to stay the entire length your
contract dictates from when you gave your notice. If it is
less, so be it. It will be an awkward and difficult time
period but there will be an end in sight.
On 8/11/10, Terry wrote:
> I need some advice and no spam or negative comments. I
> have made a terrible mistake with the school where I am
> working. I would like to continue to look for another job
> while teaching, but am unsure at how teacher contracts work
> and weather another school would even look at my
> application knowing that I am under contract with another
> Please advise and, respectfully, no lectures. I know how
> this must sound - just please help me.
> Thank you,
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