Worse than the kids

26 May

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We had a workday on Friday. There were no kids in the building, but there was a buzz in the air. It was the teachers, buzzing like high schoolers talking about who was going to prom with whom. We were all waiting for the announcement of where each of us would be teaching. Some people had been invited to appointments in the office. Those who hadn’t been knew where they were going to be for the 2015-16 school year.

It was funny listening to all of us. Trying to come up with the possible scenarios. Our enrollment projections were down so we had to move from a school with two 3-person team and three 4-person teams, to a school with 4 3-person teams and only 1 4-person team. There were a lot of sentences that began “Well, she could move….” or “what if …”. It was all ridiculous really,, but we couldn’t help ourselves. Some scenarios were simple, others were complicated manoeuvres involving several teachers.

The dust is settling today. I’m not sure when this news gets conveyed to parents; later rather than sooner, I hope.

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4 Responses to “Worse than the kids”

  1. arjeha May 26, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    Change of any kind always sets people buzzing. It is inevitable that some will be pleased while others won’t. Hope things work out to everyone’s satisfaction.

  2. Lisa Keeler May 26, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I love how you compare the experience waiting to hear about staffing announcements to high school kids and prom news. Hope you are feeling comfortable with your plan for next year.

  3. elsie May 26, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    It is unsettling not to know what or where you are teaching next year. Hope everyone is happy with the news.

  4. rosecappelli May 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    How well I remember those end of year staffing announcements. I’ve had my share of cheers and tears. Change is always difficult, but hopefully it will all work out so that all are happy.

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