When I first began teaching, all teachers were allowed to have a microwave and a refrigerator in their classroom as long as it was kept in a discreet place. A few years later, the county sent out a memo saying classroom teachers can no longer have them. Is it like that where you all teach? Do you mind it? I have adapted (ie: thermos for hot food, cool pack for my salads and fruit), but have always missed having one. Multiple microwaves and fridges are an energy drain, but people heating spaghetti without a paper towel so that it splatters everything are a patience drain. Not to mention a repeat offender who brings in completely frozen dinners, sets the timer to 10 - 13 minutes then walks away, comes back just before the timer is about to go off, stirs their food, takes a taste, then puts it on for another 2 - 3 minutes.