When I was meeting with my principal for my evaluation, she told me that the district's plan for next year is to have two full time teachers and no para for my program. Currently it's just me and my full time para. They had talked about going to 1.5 teachers and a para, but we are getting so many new kids that they feel a .5 teacher is not going to be enough. My principal made it clear that this was not "public knowledge" yet. I feel absolutely horribly for my para! She has literally been in this same job as the sped para for about 20 years. She is excellent at her job. She doesn't do any of the paperwork or meetings or anything obviously, but she's capable of giving instruction as well as any teacher. I have almost 50 kids on my caseload this year and I truly think it would not even be possible to run the program without her! She's already mentioned next year several times and it makes me feel terrible. My P said that they will "try" to get her a position in the building as a title or gen ed para, which I know my para will be unhappy with because she won't get to do much instruction like she does now. Our other paras are mostly in roles where they just supervise kids, do lunch/recess etc. duties, and run assessments. We are a tiny district and the other elementary schools are less than half the size of ours, so there aren't positions like hers in any of the other schools that she could go to. I am torn because morally I feel like I should tell her, but I know that if that got out it could get me in big trouble at school. If it were me, I would feel so betrayed that a friend knew and didn't say anything to me. My principal loves me, but being new to the school I know I have to be careful. WWYD?