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Old 01-25-2020, 04:29 AM
 
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So I am retiring at the end of this school year. I'm looking forward and anticipating each and every day until June. One requirement is a formal letter to the Board. I was advised that it can be as long or short with just the date of retirement and a signature. Others have written reflections and memories in 2-3 pages!
What did you do? How did you word yours?


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In my district the resignation letter is turned in to the principal who forwards it to our district office. Mine was short. I stated I was retiring at the end of the school year, thanked my principal for her support over the years, stated how much I enjoyed working with her and for the district, and that I was looking forward to my retirement and the time to enjoy my interests and new experiences. I think 2-3 pages is overkill. Short and sweet is best.
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:28 AM
 
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I just wrote one line, stating the date I planned to retire. I didn’t want to agonize over wording.
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:47 AM
 
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Ours wasnít presented to the board...just the notice that we were retiring.

I sent mine to superintendent. It was about 3 sentences long.
ďIt inform you I will be retiring on this date. Iíve enjoyed working in this District.Ē
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:29 AM
 
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In my old district we give 4 years notice. I first informed the superintendent and principal in person and then sent a very short letter to the school board informing them of the date of my retirement and how much I enjoyed working in the district. ( About 5 sentences.)


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In my old district we give 4 years notice.
4 years?
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:10 AM
 
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In my old district we give 4 years notice.
Just when I think Iíve heard it all. I canít even imagine 4 years notice.

I worked in a small district and respected our School Board, but I didnít write them. I told my Superintendent, signed something a secretary gave me, and was done. The Board was told I was retiring, but certainly not by me.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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Yes, 4 years. By giving 4 years notice the retiree is given a 6% salary increase for each of the last 4 years. I gave my notice in January, so they gave me the retroactive increase back to August of that year. By giving the 4 year notice, you are also given $500 per year of service when you retire.
This is done for an incentive to move out high cost teachers and to help with planning for classes and staffing.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:09 PM
 
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Mine was short, 3 sentences.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:53 PM
 
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It's always so amazing to me how different procedures are all around our country.
I'm probably going with a very to the point letter with a thank you at the end. And thank you all!


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Old 01-25-2020, 02:23 PM
 
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I had never heard of such a thing until I read about it on PT posts. I, too, am amazed by how districts are so different in their job requirements.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:25 PM
 
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Mine was short and sweet.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:52 AM
 
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Thatís amazing as are the incentives!
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Old 01-26-2020, 03:16 AM
 
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I would just say that you are planning to retire on a specific date. Give your employee ID number (we had to do that in all correspondence and paperwork), and you're done. There's no need for a narrative about anything.

My school system did not require any kind of letter. I notified my principal I was retiring and submitted the retirement paperwork to HR the same day.

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Old 01-26-2020, 06:08 AM
 
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I worked for a huge urban district.
We just needed to fill out a form (no letter), and send it to HR.
If it was submitted before a certain date in Nov., we were eligible for incentives based on leftover sick days.
I submitted it to HR, and then told my principal verbally (I had little respect for her) because HR would notify her anyway. I asked her to not tell staff that early in the year - I let staff know in the spring.

It is so interesting how different districts handle it.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:56 AM
 
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As other posters stated, make your resignation letter short and sweet. This isn't the Academy Awards!
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I want to write:
Old 02-08-2020, 02:34 PM
 
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I am done. Stick a fork in it, done, but know that is NOT cool.

I don't feel genuine thanking them for a job I gave up a lot of my personal time, money, and energy to.

I am leaving a pretty toxic school in what was known to be an excellent district at 1 time. The school is infamous in the district for scandals, some unprofessional employees ( I am not 1 of them), and crazy community members. It is in a community that has run off many teachers and principals over the years.
I am going to need an attitude readjustment to write the letter. I think I taught a yr or 2 too long.
Maybe I could say: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to RETIRE from this district.....lol
I am going to have to keep my letter short and sweet.

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