However, most districts don't want teachers who don't want to
be there, so you might be OK. Especially since it's a very
rough job market, there should be plenty of replacements.
Still, it's a gamle.
On 7/19/10, Angela wrote:
> I would like to know if anyone knows if there is a penalty
> for breaking a teacher contract before the school year
> begins in the state of Illinois? It is for personal
> reasons. I accepted a position early in the summer being
> happy to have found a decent school during this shortage of
> teaching jobs. I now, 2 months later, see that there is a
> job that has popped up in the district where I would really
> like to work, and is local to me. The other job is over an
> hour away. I know what the real, morally responsible answer
> is, but as teachers are we not allowed to be a little
> selfish sometimes? I'm already not being paid much and to
> have to drive over an hour every day does not help.