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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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  • 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, ...See More
    yesterday, 2011 report post
  • 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 an...See More
    Jul 27, 2008 report post
  • 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...See More
    Jul 27, 2008 report post
  • 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...See More
    Jul 18, 2008 report post
  • 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...Thi...See More
    Jul 18, 2008 report post
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