I'm feeling overwhelmed today. My To Do list is long and involved. I've done several of the "easier" things this morning but there is still much on it. I have a PTO meeting to run on Thursday and the school stuff is really stressing me out. Word of the cuts being made for next year is harsh. We are losing so much. The computer lab (and our amazing teacher), our librarian, and one of my favorite staff people is being cut to half-time. Kindergarten is moving to full-time with the entire school having early release on Wednesdays.
I don't want the students to lose computer lab. What is that going to mean for all the kids who don't have computers in their homes (for our population that is about 40-50% of the population. Possibly higher.) I don't want to lose David, the teacher. He is amazing and involved deeply with our PTO. And out PTO has precious few people on it. Four parents and six teachers. We are already struggling and are overworked. For everyone who votes against school bonds and replacement levy's? This is what happens when there is no funding available. I know it's easy to say you don't care if you don't currently have kids in the system but for the rest of us? This is so very important and has the potential for setting our kids, our sweet babies, up for not being able to keep pace with the rest of the world. The US is already so far behind all things academic.
And the truth is, depending on many things, I might not be with the PTO next year. I'm conflicted on that but mostly I am stressed out on the job front. I really need things to come together.
There is just a lot going on right now on all sides. And today I am finding it hard to get it all done.