I am a teacher in NJ. I am relocating to a new state over the summer and I will have to resign from next year's job (I haven't signed a contract for next year but it's expected that I resign anyway). I had to let me boss know I was leaving because the school I am applying for needed her as a reference before they could send my information to HR and make an offer. Now my current employer is asking me for my resignation letter and while I am still waiting for an official offer, in writing from the other school (I only have a verbal offer and a few emails that ask me to fill out paperwork to determine the salary step).
My contracts states the following: "It is herby agreed by the parties hereto that this contract may at any time be terminated by either party giving to the other sixty (60) days notice in writing of intention to terminate the same, but that in the absence of any such notice, the contract shall run for the full term named above. However, either party may terminate the contract prior to sixty (60) days by written consent of the other party."
Contract ends June 30th. Do I give my letter 60 days from the end of the contract, or 60 days before September? Should I hand in the letter by April 30th, or is June 30th still good? I am trying to make sure I am not legally bound to return in September. My boss told me that it would be 60 days before the end of the contract, but I wanted a second opinion.