The reality of being a public school teacher is that you will have to face an annual deadline called the contract renewal. If you are doing a good job, this yearly rite should not present any problems. The district will notify you that it is renewing your contract, and that will be that.
But what if things are not going well? You're unhappy. You sense that things are not going well. Perhaps you have even received a written communication indicating that things are not going well. What to do? If there is no resolution to whatever issues are at the root of your mutual unhappiness, the best solution for all concerned is probably apparent: finish the year and part company on the best possible terms. After all, you will need the district to give you as good a reference as possible.
In any case, let's look at the renewal process from the district's point of view. Why then should we renew your contract?
This video looks at the pros and cons of signing a new teaching contract.
Give me lots of reasons why we should do so.
We hired you in good faith. You interviewed well and seemed enthusiastic about teaching here. Your transcripts and references were sound, and everything checked out. Consequently, we had great expectations.
For the most part, you have not let us down. Your lesson plans are well thought out. You