Any teachers here having to make sacrifices due to budget constraints in their state? Our district is laying off elementary school teachers for the 2nd year in a row due to shortfalls in the budget. If I was hired two years later, I would be out of job, but made the cutoff.

Our district is choosing to close its 3rd elementary school in 2 years next year (closing was long overdue) and will be displacing many jobs. They are also moving all 5th and 6th grade teachers (of which I am one) to one of our middle schools and are "repurposing" it as a elementary school. I am very thankful to have a job.