The P said....

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  1. Pi-R-Squared

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    .... that he’ll be in contact with me over the summer to finalize plans on teaching a Financial Algebra class using APEX for my seniors. Looks like I’ll be back for a 4th year at the same school!!
     
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    Yay!
     
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    Congrats! Sounds like an interesting class.
     
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    Great news, Pi!
     
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    Finally some positive news for you! Congrats!!
     
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    I'm happy for you.
     
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    Was that this summer or next summer? Simply curious, so don't read anything negative into the question.
     
  9. Pi-R-Squared

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    This summer... Most likely July.... technically the school year hasn’t officially ended. Last Friday was supposed to be the last day of the school year but it was extended for 2 weeks... P said once the classroom was cleaned up and inventory was done, that’d be it... no end-of-year faculty meeting.... so I might still get a certified letter telling me to take a hike but I doubt it....
     
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    You didn't get your contract yet? We got ours 2 weeks ago, I don't know if the deadline is May 31st, but we always get them in the middle of May.
     
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    We get ours the next to last day of the school year - very different than the public schools.
     
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    In my state, a teacher during tenure year will be granted tenure UNLESS the teacher is informed on or before the last day of school of a non-renew. The last day was supposed to have been last Friday but Covid-19 extended the year to June 5th. So far, I feel confident I won’t get that letter.
     
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    oh I see. I thought it was the same everywhere.

    Here, tenured or not, we get our contract in the middle of May and we have until June 30th to sign and turn in. If some one is to be pink slipped, that has to be done by March 15th. In the first 2 years you're not tenured, ut get the contract the same time as others. Of course the case of non-renewal shouldn't come as a surprise, because by that time there have been negative evaluations and discussions. I like the way they do it here.
     
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    Is this similar to a consumer math class?
     
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    Topics include tax, bank accounts, amortization, loans, leases, car rentals, mortgages, credit cards, annuities, etc.... I actually learned a bit while going through the online topics myself... It will be very difficult for these group of students so I'll end up helping out a lot...
     
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    Here, in tenure year, you know your fate on or before your last day. That's usually around May 22-24.... If it's not tenure year, by law, you can be told before JUNE 15th!!
     
  17. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Sounds like a class all high schoolers should take.
     
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    Will they all have access to financial calculators such as the TI BA II Plus? These make anything involving time value of money much easier.
     
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    The program did have examples where you can input rate, principle, etc.... But I didn't have this calculator and neither will my students. They'll be forced to use formulas.
     
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    Okay. I would still advocate trying to find funds for a class set of financial calculators or finding a free online version of a financial calculator for students to use. In the real world, people that deal with finances for a living will use similar technological tools. I’ve even had family members ask me for help analyzing the numbers involved with different loan options (I guess I am the go-to numbers guy in the family lol), and I opted to dust off my financial calculator for this rather than doing anything with formulas.
     

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