So, my P is now in her second year--we were really hoping for a transfer, but oh well. She is meeting happy, and even though as a faculty, we all told her there were too many meetings, she did it again. Got my schedule for preservice. We have seven days. In those seven days, we have exactly seven hours of "unencumbered" classroom time. If we work through lunch, we'll have an extra hour a day. Every other minute is taken up with meetings--and only 2 are from Central Office. We have three faculty meetings in one day! It wouldn't be so bad, except 95% of the building is swapping rooms, floors, or something, so almost all of us took all of our belongings home for the summer, so we all have to start from scratch. It seems we're almost expected to come in on our own time, but with construction, we can't get into the building until the day before preservice--and I've been told that they're not done yet. It's always so great to start out behind the eight-ball. Glad I've been doing planning all summer.