I was notified a few months ago that my school would be converted to a Performing Arts High School. Therefore, all of the students and teachers will be relocated to a near by school. We were initially told that this wouldn't happen until the 2016-2017 year. Next thing I know they have put a big sign in front of my school announcing it's new name and purpose, and just last week there were over 30 contractors walking the halls of my school during school hours. The parents were notified that eventually their neighborhood(low income housing) will be torn down to make space for a new theater and parking lots and that they will have to relocate as well. Now, we've found out that the relocation for the school will be the upcoming year. I'm a little worried about this process. First of all, I wonder if we teachers will just be able to pack our things and take them to the other school, or if we will have to interview again to make sure the principal wants us there. Second, I wonder how we will be received by the teachers who are already there. Will we be treated as part of the team, or will there always be some type of obvious divide amongst the teachers and staff? Third, would I still get to teach the same grade and remain departmentalized, or would I end up being self contained? Fourth, my school is rough and the students I will have next year are going to be difficult. At the new school, are they going to mix all of the kids or keep the kids in distinct classes based off what school they attended the previous year. (I would rather have a mixture of kids from my current school and the new school we are relocating to) We will be receiving more information about the move tomorrow (4-13-15) but, I'm wondering what the process is really like. Anyone ever had something like this happen?