**To my regular readers, I’m so sorry I’ve been a sporadic blogger lately. I’ve been trying to stay off the computer whenever possible because my students start next week and then I’ll never get off of it!! I am really looking forward to getting back into my normal daily routine next week when my kids go back to school.
Over a week ago, Matt was filling out his insurance papers for work (they are getting new insurance) and realized that I would no longer be covered under his insurance. Long story short, he had to go down to the board to get papers for me, happened to run into the director of P.E. and learned that he was laid off. But there was a decent chance he would get called back.
We were completely blindsided. We thought his job was safe when they decided to keep P.E., music and art in his school district. Now, just 10 days before school was to start, he was without a job. Every day we would wait to hear something from his district about what was going on. Nothing.
Yesterday, Matt received his official lay-off letter in the mail around noon. We still hadn’t heard anything. Then at 6 p.m. last night, he got a call that he had a job. It’s at a different school than the one he’s been at for the last 10 years, but it’s a job! He’s actually happy with the school he’s at and just really relieved he has a job. We are so thankful that our family will be ok financially at least for another school year.
Nothing like getting laid off “officially” and hired back in the same day, right?
If any of you live in a district where there are lay-offs and callbacks, maybe you could give your child’s teacher an extra nice apple this year to let them know you appreciate all they go through to educate your children!!