I just finished reading this article. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/20...MhEwMnAWX0FAjE1wgH8WGU-leCjGVfncOUqG94_tuw4yg I realize this is a small district, but it really is quite shocking. I know the PE RIFs couldn't be done in our state (PE is mandated by state law) but I guess this is possible in some states. I feel really bad for the teachers who have been doing this for 20+ years who were RIFd. Specials are so valuable to all students, but especially to many students who don't find a great deal of success academically. I also have to say, as a former elementary school teacher, my immediate thought was "if they have no specials, when will elementary teachers get any planning time?" The article also mentioned they RIFd their teachers aids, and many of their food services personnel. I can't imagine serving meals and supervising elem. cafeterias with fewer food services staff. What are your thoughts on this?