We operate as soon as school gets out until 6 pm. This is our second year and it's running a thousand times smoother than last year. We have two new people on our team who run the kinder/1st grade group. Last year, we had some difficulties, but that's going to happen with a brand new spanking program. It also doesn't help that only two of us have experience working with kids. The others are either just doing it while they are in college or are trying to figure their life out. But overall, we did our best. In fact, the afterschool program is located at two others sites and my director told me in confidence that we are her star team. Anyways, last year, though, there were TONS of staff members telling lies to the kids about how we are incompetent, let the kids do whatever they want, and so on. One yard duty subbed for our program when one of our coworkers quit his job to go work for a bank (he had a masters in business). She told his kids that he was fired for being incompetent. This year, the rumors are still going on. A tree was vandalized and rumor is that we did it. I'm SOOOOO tired of this. I've taught in a classroom for 6 years, successfully. I know how to deal with kids, what is allowed, not allowed, etc. I'm the team leader and I work hard to make sure my staff is acting appropriately and that their kids are too. We keep getting blamed for things that are out of our control or rumors and gossips are going around. Teachers hate us because we have the moeny for really nice things (they were talking about us and one of my team members heard...). It's annoying. And I'm sick and tired of it. Oh, and our janitor has to secretly vacuum our floors even though my director is paying for that service because the head custodian HATES US and told him to not vacuum our floor.... this school is ridiculous. Sorry for my long rant. I just had to get this all off of my chest. I am just tired of feeling so resented... smiling at a teacher and having her look past me... worried about the next new rumor that will go around about us. I've never been treated like this before. I love this program but I hate the teachers and staff at this school and I hate feeling that way. It's funny, I run a pretty tight program too. The principal knows it. I finally broke down and told my supervisor all of this and she poke to the principal. She told my supervisor that she was sorry we felt this way, that she appreciates us.... She came by my classroom two times the next day. The first time was when my kids were diong AR for their homework, all were reading quietly. And the next time was when we were learning how to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls, since is Japanese week).