I found out today that I didn't get renewed. I'm disappointed and sad. Apparently it was almost exclusively secondary assistants and it sounds like it's still a waiting list of people waiting for spots. But I haven't given up yet. I did decide that I really want to stay here a little while a go, so now I'm going to go for a full court press against the rectorat. I will call, email, run all the way to Amiens for a personal interview, whatever it takes! I am going to get renewed. Anyone who was named to Amiens this year had better watch out, because I will be back in the US this summer and I might be really desperate. Lock your doors. ; )
I guess I can offer to change levels to secondary, even though I much, much prefer working with the little kids. This isn't a staying in France at all costs kind of thing, this is more staying in a job that I like in a place that I like with people that I like. Other options: finding a last-minute FACC visa sponsor, convincing D to PACS me (not sure what her boyfriend would say about that), forcing le Rémois to PACS me (he does owe me €20 for that completely pointless round-trip voyage to Reims), contacting Stalky McStalkerson and convincing him to move here and PACS me, getting the bus driver to PACS me, paying one of the two homeless guys in front of Monoprix to PACS me, paying one of the creepy bar-brasserie guys to PACS me, paying anyone in town to PACS me, living in the school all summer and just starting work again in the fall and hoping no one will notice the immigration problems, forging an arreté (that shouldn't be too difficult, actually), convincing one of my students' parents to hire me as a nanny, becoming one of the homeless men in front of Monoprix.
Favorite options? Other ideas? Any viable options?
And I actually do have a serious question: does anyone know if I can apply as a recruté locale while my CDS is still valid and then get it renewed immediately if I get the post?