Let me preface this by saying I love my district, always have. We're a big target for media, many teachers complain, but I've been really happy there. Unfortunately we have a new Super and he is a self-proclaimed "hatchet-man". It's all about the numbers to him. Apparently anyone with low test scores is in jeopardy-you can be Teacher of the Year, if your scores are low (and yes, even in Kinder) you will be let go. Work 10 hour days, facilitate after school clubs for kids (for free)-doesn't matter. Wants to put all high-performing teachers with "low" kids and get rid of Gifted programs-because I guess those kids can be left behind. It's created this atmosphere of fear, which may be his plan, I don't know. Now this. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6902120.html I know people are cutting everywhere, but come on. Don't serve fresh fruit because it's more expensive. Kids paying up to $2.00 for lunch (that's $40 a month per kid). And let's cut the minimum wage jobs why don't we. Ugh! Such short-sightedness it's just sooooo depressing.