Thank you all so much for your prayers. It turns out that the school district does not of yet have a position for me for next year. However, the school board is 100% committed to finding positions for me and the approximately 13 other level one teahers that were hired this year. Here are our options:
1. As teachers resign they will place us in those positions. In fact, they will not advertise any open positions in our fields until we are placed.
2. The district is receiving some money from the federal bail out. Most of this will create special education teaching positions and provides us with two options. First, some teachers that are licensed in both regular ed and special ed will probably want to move into those special ed positions leaving regular ed jobs open for us. Second, the district is willing to allow us to apply for intern licenses so that we can take over some of those new special ed jobs and the district will pay for us to take graduate courses to obtain normal special ed licenses while we work as special ed teachers on the inter licenses (same pay on an intern license too). This is a good deal because it basically pays for a large chunk of our masters degrees.
3. If, by the end of the summer, there are still a few of us left without positions, the district will use some of its sub money to hire us on to function as long term subs. We will still maintain our teacher salaries, our benefits, our titles, and our retirement but we will just be working as long term subs. As soon as a position opens in our field we will be moved out of the long term sub position and into that regular teaching position.
All in all, I am amazed that the School district is going to such great lengths to keep us employed that our principals have fought so hard to keep us. I am very greatful. Not particularlly excited about the prospect of moving into special eduation but I am sure God will grant me the humility to do it and that I will learn a great deal more about what it means to love unconditionally. This is all just such a blessing.