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Re: Daily Schedules
Posted by Hillbilly on 8/12/2017, 4:21 pm, in reply to "Daily Schedules "
The old "We are a small school and we have to do it .5 donkey" is a total and complete load of crapola. Sounds like you have counselors or principals that are too dang stupid to fix a schedule or they just don't give a crap. As many kids as there are in band, schedules should be made AROUND BAND. You said the campuses were not communicating....well, it is THEIR JOB to communicate and make this work for your band. If it can work at one school, it can work at another. I just retired because of ignorant administrators that don't have a clue and don't give a crap about band. My schedule this year was 2 periods of babysitting online Spanish classes, 4th grade music, 5th grade band, 6th grade band, HS band. At the beginning of the year I was going to have to follow one little knot-head around for THREE PERIODS and sit with him in his classes to make sure he was behaving and paying attention. Word got out that I was about to walk off the job because of it and those three periods of what seemed like prison got replaced with the two periods of babysitting online Spanish(which wasn't much better). Thank goodness I was eligible to retire and had the financial clout to do it. 45 in one MS class and 7 in the other raises a red flag. They need to do better than this or you need to air up the tires to the house and disappear like a Nissan in the Ninth Ward.