Now lately I have been seeing some job posting advertising 8 month contracts for Gepik elementary schools. My school told me about 3 weeks ago that there was no more money and that my contract would be ending on it's original date. Then they came back 2 weeks ago and told me that there was money for another year. Then just last week they came back and asked if I would be willing to do a 8 mo contract instead. May to Dec. My current contract ends at the end of April. I told them that I would think about it. I have decided against it because if I sign a year contract and they let me go in Dec, I have no recourse if something goes down. They told me that I would get a severance for the time worked but I am not entitled to a plane ticket home. I further realized that there is no way for the school to officially document that they allowed me to work for the 8 mos therefor I'm pretty sure that the records would have to show that I've been terminated. I would loose my deposit, plane ticket, last month pay and severance pay as well. I am writing this to find out if any of you guys out there have heard of anything like this going on. With the budget cuts going on I honestly don't feel safe right about. I am sad though, because I have been at my school for 3 years, but unfortunately my principal is not a very honest person.