Count Day - WWYD
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|Sat, 09-24-2005 - 4:03am|
We had our count day on the 16th. Second grade was enough above projection that we will be getting an additional second grade teacher. This is good - as of today I was up to 19. With the new teacher we should be leveled off at 16 - so I should lose my 3 last enrolled.
My last enrolled just started today - he will go to the new class. My second newest student has CP and is in a wheelchair - I'm pretty sure he will stay w/ me due to accessibility issues (new class will be in a portable). Next in line is A - fine, nice kid, very low - haven't gotten too attached to her.
Here is my question - my third kid to go would be S. He's a fairly high student. Behavior is okay, talks out can be a pain - but nothing major. I'm halfway thinking of just asking if I can keep him and stay at 17. Why? Well, I figure if my numbers are a bit high maybe I won't get any new students for awhile. I'm used to S, somewhat attached to him, know what I'm getting.
So the WWYD is would you request to keep the 17th current student with the payoff of more likely stability and a fairly high kid with no major issues or would you just take the lowest numbers possible and enjoy it while it lasts?
We're in a transient area (Las Vegas). Our school zoning includes a Budget Suites which is somewhat temporary housing. So what comes down the curve is definitely - well let's just say it could be more challenging than S. LOL
This may be theoretical - not sure if my principal will just say "nope everyone at 16" but she's usually somewhat flexible (but she also wants to be fair - both to the new teacher and us - that's why we can't just pick our least favorite students to give up - lol) Stephanie