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If I know now that I will not be returning to my position next year, when do you feel is the appropriate time frame to inform admin? February/March? Sooner? Later?

 

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Nurse Jen is a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Our district sends out a form to complete that states whether you are returning the following year.  IMO I would give them a heads up around April or May.  That way if they hire someone you can have some time with them to train so they are not blindsided in August.  

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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Our district requires those who are retiring to declare intent by Feb 1st and they usually post vacancies in early March if they can. Since you are leaving on your own accord for another position, hopefully they wouldn't try to replace you sooner than the end of the year... I think by early April would be best. That way, its close enough to the end of the year, it would allow for someone to be hired and come in to train, but not enough time for them to consider giving you the boot early...

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10 minutes ago, k1p1ssk said:

Our district requires those who are retiring to declare intent by Feb 1st and they usually post vacancies in early March if they can. Since you are leaving on your own accord for another position, hopefully they wouldn't try to replace you sooner than the end of the year... I think by early April would be best. That way, its close enough to the end of the year, it would allow for someone to be hired and come in to train, but not enough time for them to consider giving you the boot early...

If I'm under contract through June, can they still give me the boot earlier?

 

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Check your contract or the district's HR policy.  In my district we get $200 if we give notice by Feb 15th, to encourage us to notify them early so they can post jobs in March.  Otherwise new contracts come out in April -we can give notice any time up until the end of April, or we can simply decline to sign the new contract. 

If you're under contract they can't boot you (except for cause) before the end of the contract.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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What's the policy? Ours is a polite ask by manager during the spring eval, a harder date contract in May, and you can still resign by July without penalty.

In a contract situation you're under no obligation to give advanced formal notice other than not signing the contract.

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Just now, ruby_jane said:

What's the policy? Ours is a polite ask by manager during the spring eval, a harder date contract in May, and you can still resign by July without penalty.

In a contract situation you're under no obligation to give advanced formal notice other than not signing the contract.

We don't have a policy. People give their notice from anywhere between February through the summer here.

 

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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In my previous district, we got a survey in December that was a "yes", "no" or "unsure" about returning. By February 1st, we were asked for a "definite" commitment to return the following school year. Jobs were posted at that time for the following school year. I would tell them by February as a courtesy, unless you are worried they will replace you early.

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14 minutes ago, MHDNURSE said:

In my previous district, we got a survey in December that was a "yes", "no" or "unsure" about returning. By February 1st, we were asked for a "definite" commitment to return the following school year. Jobs were posted at that time for the following school year. I would tell them by February as a courtesy, unless you are worried they will replace you early.

I'm not particularly worried about them giving me the boot. 

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