As expected, I got my "pink slip" yesterday. It's not even pink, it's just an ordinary white letter. I was looking forward to a little color in the envelope.
According to the handydandy little "California's programs for the unemployed" booklet, I am eligible for an unemployment benefit of approximately...69 big ones a week. I just laughed. It's not even worth it. Because then I'd have to pretend to be actively seeking employement, which I won't be. I sometimes bitch about the job because, well, we all complain about something. But really, it's been great. You can't beat the vacation schedule. I am so spoiled now! I need the summer off!
So I'm in a wait-and-see mood...
Yesterday was the one day I am in the same classroom for the entire morning...the rest of the week time I ping pong back and forth between 2 classrooms. There were lots of observers yesterday: assistant principal, 2 teachers, school nurse, 2 parents. So of course the children were at their worst. This was the school site council, weighing their options. Like doubling class size -- would it work if there was a full time aide (i.e. the whole morning instead of just part of it)? (In my opinion, no. That would be too big a class.)
I'm really glad I don't have to make the decisions here. The school is between a rock and a hard place and there's not enough money.
In other school related news, there is a fundraiser for the Music and Arts program on Monday night (the 27th). Tickets available at the Book Loft and SY Coffee Co. Local folks.....please consider buying a ticket or making a donation.