25 Jun

I have officially been on vacation for a week, but the big end of the year drama happens today.

Sunday afternoon,  staff got a text telling us to check our email. I did and the message was short and sweet: Tuesday the administrators will call all staff to tell them what their job will be next year.

It’s been a long wait. The discovery of budgeting irregularities meant that our district had a severe shortfall and the projected cutbacks for the 2019-20 year meant jobs would be eliminated. At first it seemed like the RIF might be as bad as the bad year, after the financial crisis. But with retirements and consolidation, it was projected to be not as bad. But still bad enough that we left school last week not knowing for sure what we’d be teaching.

But today is the day.

The staff are buzzing, trying to predict how the calls will happen. By grade level? Alphabetically? Bad news first? Moving first, staying second? It’s a way to try to make sense out of this crazy process.



I don’t normally bring the phone with me when I walk Lucy, but today I will. Lucy will be there to support me if it is bad news and celebrate if it is good. Wish us luck.

Late Tuesday Update: Good news: My team gets to stay intact!

12 Responses to “Waiting”

  1. Melissa Edmonson June 25, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    It’s always worrisome when you are waiting to hear news like that. Good luck!

  2. beckymusician June 25, 2019 at 7:44 am #

    I hope you get an assignment you enjoy! Good luck!

  3. Diane Cherry June 25, 2019 at 8:03 am #

    Prayers for you and your team. Diane

    Sent from Diane’s iPhone


    • Adrienne June 25, 2019 at 8:14 am #

      You know how much I love my team. I hope we het to stay together.

  4. elizabeth Bilson June 25, 2019 at 8:07 am #

    Truman and I hope you get a great assignment!

  5. Ms Victor Reads June 25, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    Oh, gosh, wishing you what you want! Hard!

  6. Brian Rozinsky June 25, 2019 at 3:02 pm #

    Wishes being sent, hopefully in excess after you received an encouraging call. Will we have to wait until next Tuesday’s slice for an update??

    • Adrienne June 25, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

      Good news: My team gets to stay intact!

  7. Ramona June 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

    Like Brian, I’m guessing we may have to wait for next week’s slice of life to hear about your latest drama. I’m hopeful that your team was able to stay together. Love the pic of Lucy waiting for the news.

    • Adrienne June 25, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

      Good news: My team gets tp stay intact!

  8. arjeha June 25, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    Great news for you and your team. Now you can really enjoy your well earned vacation. Glad things worked out for you and your team.

  9. Lisa Corbett June 25, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m sure you’ve heard how similar issues are playing out here in Ontario. Many teachers and administrators are ending the year not knowing what September will look like. Very unsettling.

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