For those that do not know this, I work at a Public Middle School. I am a Paraprofessional (an Office Aide). The city I work in needs to cut 12 million dollars from the Education budget. The last union meeting I went to for Paras told us that our jobs should be pretty safe because they did so many cuts last summer and we are done to bare bone now. It would be difficult to funtion if they cut anymore.
Well, the rumor now is that all Office Aides are being let go come the end of school this year (June 30th), along with one Guidance Counciler for each school, some clerk positions, one teacher from each grade level, One subject from each grade, All Foriegn Language programs, one Specialist Program, 1/2 of all Assistant Principals, and who knows what else.
Seniority wise I think I might be OK to keeping a job in thie city but I don't think it would still be in the school I work in now. This would not make me very happy. I LOVE my school. I can't imagine having to start over somewhere else.
I will have to wait and see what pans out. Wish me luck!