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Last month I signed a "letter of intent" with a charter school. But, after meeting with the administration and finding out in detail what the job entails, I don't want this job...This is really a job for 2 teachers! :-0

Is a letter of intent legally binding? I did fill in some paperwork for the district office(health insurance info, tax stuff, etc.), but it was not a teaching contract.
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Teacha On 7/15/08, CTeacher wrote: > Last month I signed a "letter of intent" with a charter > school. But, after meeting with the administration and > finding out in detail what the job entails, I don't want > this job...This is really a job for 2 teachers! :-0 > > Is a letter of intent legally binding? I did fill in some > paperwork...See More
Jul 18, 2008
They can fire you yes. You can quit....I doubt it. Oh, yes. You are at-will. They can fire you anytime.

But I have never heard of the teacher being able to quit.

I think they always or almost always have their cake and eat it too when it comes to that.

You still need a teaching credential to work at a charter school. And you are still accountable to contract laws and will...See More
Jul 18, 2008
Not a bleeding heart You can quit any time you like.

Many contracts state that you must give 60 days notice. If you are moving to another school system they understand that and will schedule a starting date based on that (assuming no one else can start earlier).

If you want to give less than the contract stated days notice the school will yell and scr...See More
Jul 27, 2008
Even if they tried to. Charters can't have it both ways Most charters do their hiring, firing, and overall school management independently from the school district (besides the money the district's expected to fork over to help keep the places afloat). Charter school administrators have little if any communication with district HR staff, and they're in no position to pester the district staff regarding ...See More
Jul 27, 2008
Martin I can't speak to specifics, but there is no employer in the world who can force you to work for them at a job that you simply do not want or feel trapped in. I would ask if there is some way to get help as a "new" or incoming teacher, with their impossible workload. I had a similar thing happen to me, but it was more just a "sink or swim" attitude ...See More
May 21, 2011


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