Thank you so much for your post, and congratulations on your pregnancy!
At Samuel French our Educational Licensing Coordinators are keenly aware that your school district's payment process is, for the most part, entirely out of your control – we do our utmost to bear that in mind during the licensing process. This is one of many reason why we accept licensing applications as early as 18 months in advance of your first performance date, and it's OK if your plans change after applying. If anything, we encourage all of our customers to apply as early as they can even if their production plans are tentative at best.
As for your current license for Rock of Ages: High School Edition, our office is contractually required to have payment in hand before we can grant permission to begin advertising and auditions. That said, I encourage you to contact your licensing coordinators at K12@samuelfrench.com. They have worked with many teachers facing situations similar to yours and are usually able to find a solution that will allow you and your students to proceed with your production plans while abiding by the terms of your license.
Again, thank you so much for your post. Please don't hesitate to contact the Samuel French office directly if you have any additional questions. We're always happy to help.Abbie