It has gotten SOOO terribly difficult to post, that I just don't have the time or patience any more. Elc asked on another board why no one was posting, so after I FINALLY was able to post there, I deciced to drop over here, and by the grace of God, I was still logged in--which RARELY happens.
So the news is that Rae finally has an shot with a school that does NOT require her to live in Chicago. It is with a chain of charter schools, and they have been talking back and forth with her for a while now. The principal at one of the high schools is very impressed with the Art Fair she has every year, and is coming to her school to see it for himself. She also has been invitied to come to one of the other highschools in the chain, to teach a sample class. Since the charters are in Chicago, and are affiliated with CPS, they will also contribute to her pension, so itthat would be a plus. And even tho the charters pay less than CPS, if she moves in with her bf, she would be saving at least 10K in AFTER TAX money on rent, utilities, car and renters insurance .
Plus, her bf told her, "When they ask why you want to leave CPS, do NOT say you have been robbed 3 times and your car keyed from stem to stern by a student you were failing. Say it is because your fiancee lives outside the city, and you want to move in with him." She said, "So you want me to LIE to my prospective employer, that you are my FIANCEE?" HE said, "If you get the job, it WON'T be a lie."
And for the cherry on the cake, she IS going to Spain, for 10 days, with her best gf from crayons.