Normally, I don’t care what the middle schools in my district do. Their school = their business. We’ve got five middle schools in my district. Just built a sixth. Most of the kiddos from my school feed into the new school. No biggie, right? Wrong! Every middle school site in my district operates on a 7 period day: ELA/SS “Core” (2 periods with the same homeroom teacher, Math, Science, PE, ELD or Study Skills (Study Skills is for English-Only students & ELs go to ELD), and an elective class (STEAM-related). The new school will have a 6 period day. ELs will have ELD while their peers have an elective class. Therefore, ELs get no elective class. Again, normally, I wouldn’t be concerned about any of this. However, I work at a school where the majority of my students are ELs and we are a feeder school for this new site. So my sweet kids are going to miss out on an elective class strictly due to their language acquisition status. Big sigh. I feel better getting this off my chest. Needed to vent. Thoughts?