2.04.2010

What is the Deal with Today?

It started off normally enough but today has pretty quickly developed into one of the oddest days I can recall.

- First off, the district's offices were put on lockdown when people with guns were sighted in the parking lot. I'm not working at the offices today so it was more of a WTF then any danger to me personally.

- Next up, while I was talking to the school principal she got a call on her radio that two kids had collided and one of the kids wasn't getting up and was having a hard time keeping his eyes open.

- Then a baby (no lie) somehow pulled the school fire alarm during lunch which caused minor pandemonium complicated by some teachers forgetting that two classes were off-campus on field trips.

- Also, I heard about a 6th grade student that was drinking in class. When her desk was searched, they found condoms and birth control. This is a 12 year old girl! Holy shite!

One good thing that happened super early this morning is that the school board voted to not cut the entire Adult Education department. Sure, its budget has been cut in half in the last two years but it still exists, for now. Not sure how many more rounds of budget cuts it will last. There is simply starting to be no more places to cut from. And it looks like my department has been spared this round as well, which is also good. Its a skeleton crew now, I can't imagine what would happen if they cut more positions.

Here's hoping today starts to normal out and that maybe the rain stays away for a few more hours so I can get a bike ride in. I need the exercise!
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