Thanks for the advice all. It hard to be proactive when you're a small school in up country Isaan. The T.C office in Bangkok is full of people with false information passing the buck round and round. My application was sent 3 months ago by recorded delivery. The T.C lost the forms and gave my office and principal the run around for 2 months. apparently if I was on an E.P or at an International school it would be easy to renew my work permit. Because I'm at a 90% funded Government schoo I have to do what everyone else does ie do the course. It would have been nice if they told me that 3 months ago.