It is absolutely worth it to contact your union rep. If you
have three years' worth of excellent reviews, there should be
no reason to non-renew your contract (unless the district has
announced RIF's [reduction in force] and you are getting
RIF'ed.) You haven't given enough details to get an accurate
answer here, and I don't think you CAN give enough details
here. Contacting your union rep is the easiest, and best,
solution for you.
The last thing you want is for a new district to think you
were non-renewed for justifiable reasons (late to work, poor
teacher, etc), when in fact you were non-renewed because the
school is whittling down staff members. Good luck.
On 3/10/09, Ohio teacher wrote:
> After 3 years of teaching in the same district, my school
> doesn't want to renew my contract. (my next contract would
> be a 5 year contract) All my reviews are excellent, and I
> have never had any warnings or been written up. Do they
> have to have a justly reason to not renew a contact, or can
> they without any reason at all. Will it be worth it to
> contact my Union Reps?
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