I start back to school Thursday, so I’m spending some time in the room getting it and myself ready. I emptied out my mailbox (which was full) of all the stuff that has accumulated while I’ve been out. I saw the Title One person and asked her about the conference (the last word I had heard was that the 5 kindergarten teachers would be able to go, with Title footing the bill). She gets this kind of funny look on her face and says, “We had to have that turned in a couple of weeks ago……” And I said, “AND??????” And she said, “Did you want to go?” I said, “Of course I want to go.” And she said, “But you weren’t here, you were on break.” And I said, “I do have a phone, and email….” And she just looked at me.
Apparently she is going to “try” to get me registered. Who knows how THAT will go.
See, one of the biggest problems with year round scheduling is that when you are out on break, it’s like they forget you work there. Then when you get back, they want to hold you responsible for all the stuff, they “think” you should know, but don’t, because you weren’t there. If they were better organized, they would put something in place to cover all that. They do a half-hearted attempt, but they don’t do it very well. Just enough to again treat you like it’s your fault if you don’t know, or don’t do something they think you should.