We do have aides on campus but since they are SpecEd aides they dont like to pull them from the kids they cover. But my principal can't come up with a good reason for not pulling one of the 3 coaches from a PE class to cover.
: Regardless of testing, you are entitled to 450
: minutes of planning time in a two week
: period. If you're not getting that, you
: COULD call TEA and file a formal complaint.
: However, this will well and truly burn the
: bridge at your campus.
: Furthermore, pulling you from class to cover
: restrooms is not necessary. Instead of
: finding fault, find a solution. Tell them
: to hire a sub for the day to watch the
: restrooms. Use an aide to cover the
: bathrooms, since by law a test administrator
: must be a certified teacher.
: Your principal seems to want to find the
: easiest solution, not the one that is
: instruction-neutral. Can you call your HS
: band director and have them come teach your
: class? Can your head director cover your
: classes adequately?
: Again - can you come up with SOLUTIONS and
: OPTIONS rather than just "I don't want
: to do it?"
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: Im at the end of my wits with this.
: I am asked to cover by my administration
: constantly. I've more than doubled the
: number of times that I was pulled last year
: and it only getting worse.
: Got the news yesterday that I will be pulled
: not only from my conference but from class
: time for 6 days in late February/early March
: to play potty patrol for testing.
: When asked for any alternative was told
: there absolutely is none by my principal and
: that I basically had no choice.
: I love my team, and I feel very supported by
: my head director and the other arts teachers
: at my campus as well as those at the HS we
: But what else can I possibly do if this
: principal doesn't leave?