Malibu, you don't happen to have anything 7th ELA you want to get off your hands, do you?
OP: First of all, I teach in one of the bigger SA, eco dis, districts. I love it here, but if you aren't prepared for what it will be like, don't even apply. That being said, don't leave it as your "fall back plan" either. Most teachers without any experience will start somewhere like my district because the "nicer" districts are only going to hire you if you have at least one year of experience. So, I suggest you start looking into the bigger districts if you want a job in teaching for the next school year. Like someone else said before, right now they don't necessarily know what positions they'll have open (current teachers still have time before they must resign if they aren't coming back) or how much money they'll have to spend on teachers. Basically, be patient. I wouldn't expect you'd know anything before July. Try not to get discouraged either!
*I went though A+ Texas Teachers and was hired 4 days before school started in the Fall.
If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck in your search!
[This message has been edited by idreamnpink (edited 6/11/2010 12:36p).]