The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees approved on Thursday morning the relocation of the PK/Head start classes that are housed on 4 campuses to 16 elementary campus. This is in an attempt to save some elementaries that have very low numbers, to save money by closing down our campuses, and to gain money to continue our full day pre-k programs. Martin will most likely be torn down because it is so far East that no one is willing to buy it. 2 of the campuses will be used for other LISD usages and the 4th school was bought by Sodexo which is our custodial company.
Therefore, I will no longer be at my sweet school for the upcoming school year (2010-2011). I will be moving to Jackson Elementary which is on the East side of Lubbock. It currently only has 180 students attending with 2 teachers for each grade and it has 10 empty classrooms. From the website that they have, it is an older crowd of teachers and the principal has 2 campuses that she is responsible for (Guadalupe is the other one which 3 of our fellow teachers will be moving on to). There is no special education classrooms available for students there at this time, so I will be the first. I will be going with 5 of my fellow teachers that are 4 year old teachers. So starting as soon as possible we will begin packing up the hoards of materials that we have in our classroom and labeling them to head over to the new school this summer. We will have to spend some of the summer unpacking our things and getting it situated since there is not enough time at the beginning of the school year to unpack and set up the classroom.
I am very nervous about this move. I think it is going to be a big change for us as pre-k teachers, but it will also be a big change for the school. We are bringing in a very different curriculum and we are bringing in many more kiddos then they are used to. We shall see how things turn out in a couple of months! Wish us luck!!!
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