Half days at school due to funding crisis

By Karina Rook

Oh dear, parent-teacher conferences start on Monday. What’s amazing is that the kids get 3 days next week as half days to accommodate this activity. Yep, the school district can’t afford to pay the teachers to stay back after class and do the parent-teacher interviews in the afternoon and evening, so instead the appointments are scheduled during the school day after lunch.

The students already get Wednesday afternoons off due to the funding crisis so now they only have Friday next week as a full school day.

You can bet that they’ll just be given lots of extra reading and homework to do so that they don’t fall behind. Oh great, yet more hours of my day spent tutoring the kids at home…….