When completing the claim form there are only a few option to select for reason separation from employer. Laid off - seasonal work, position no longer available, fired/dischared. I checked off fired/dischared, but indicated in the drop down box that as a non-tenured staff member my contract was not renewed. I had no performance related issues--no excessive absences/lateness, misconduct, etc. I didn't feel that unemployment claim form allowed me appropriately detail reason for non-renewal.
I had four evaluation from three administrators--two from two evaluatators were favorable. One administrator's evaluation was skewed. After receiving a favorable evaluation following her negative evaluation she wanted to do a fourth evaluation. In effect, she wanted to write another unfavorable evaluation. She indicated areas of concern as my skills with the nonverbal population.
I haven't yet started receiving pension checks. My retirement was effective 7-1-13 and my first check is scheduled for August first. With 25 years of service and age of 55, school employees can retire early.
Thank you so much. Your opinion is in line with what I found through my own internet research.
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