But then what would my statement have said?
I don't know how binding these documents are. The school district doesn't HAVE to offer you a position just because you get one of these forms. And I think January is a little early to ask most people to declare their intentions for the next school year.
But this person?
Not so much.
I had tears in my eyes as I filled out this form. But believe me, they were tears of JOY.
Not that I hate my job. I'm not miserable, homicidal (most days), suicidal, disgusted, burnt out, angry, or frustrated. At least no more than 99% of the rest of the teachers in the nation.
I'm just ready.
And now it's real.