You can publish future school years at any time to make them available options for your contracts. To publish the school years go to:

  1. Core > Settings > School Information > Years & Terms
  2. in the School Years drop down choose the year you would like to publish
  3. Click Edit to the right of this
  4. Choose Yes for Publish
  5. Save & Close

When you go back to add a contract the year you published will now be available in the drop down.