Pinked

4 Mar

Everytime anyone asks me about my job security, I always tell them that “I am fine.  There are teachers who have been hired after me, I am the department chair, I teach science. I am fine.”

I don’t say that anymore.

Yesterday I got called into my principal’s office and I found out that I am getting a pink slip.  This means that Riverside Unified is telling me that I ‘may or may not’ have a job next year.  They are supposed to let me know for sure by May 15th. 

I am not too worried because I am at the top of the list to get reinstated, but it still sucks.  There are no guarantees.

I am just so sad over what is happening to our school system.  Out of 40 teachers at our school, 17 of them are getting pink slipped.  What do they expect is going to happen to these kids? 

We are short on money, so lets cut $17 million out of our school system, and lower the prospect of success for our future leaders so there is even less money in circulation for our economy. 

Yeah, that makes sense. 

Please pray.  Not only for my job, but countless other teachers who do not have the hope of getting their job back.

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6 Responses to “Pinked”

  1. Alyson March 4, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    I will be praying, Becca!!

  2. Jim (Dad) March 4, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    Remembering you always in my prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. (from Col 4.12)

  3. Nicole B. March 4, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    Oh no! I can’t believe this! This morning as I was driving to work I saw a whole bunch of people protesting the cuts. This is awful. I will definitely be praying for you.

  4. David March 4, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    A lot of my friends are getting pink slips… it’s crazy. The state of California continues to shot itself in the foot when it comes to education. Breaks my heart…. sorry, friend.

  5. Cristine March 4, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    Oh Becca! I am praying for you too. It makes me so sad to hear of so many friends who got pinked. Wearing pink and black today in honor of you (and the rest of my girls) too!

  6. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) March 5, 2010 at 6:13 p03 #

    Definitely praying for you and your co-workers–and those precious kids.

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