I feel like my principal screws me over every time I need something to be done. We have an after school program that is essentially ran by college kids in my gym. I have wrote here many a time about this program. I think it's poorly ran but they keep it in my gym b/c the kids are loud and our cafeteria is by the office. In February I was having a PTA program in my gym so I wanted to after school program to be moved somewhere else so that I could get my gym ready and get a few hundred chairs set out but he didn't want to move them. In fact he would move them to another teacher's portable building before he moves them in the cafeteria. So they were in my gym and in my way while I was getting ready for 300+ ppl to show up. Tomorrow is my field day. I asked my principal to move them somewhere else so that I can pull out all the equipment and lay it out on the gym floor and get ready to put it where it needs to go and he said no. What the heck? Why is he allowing a crappy after school program dictate what I can or can not do in my own gym? It's not like I am asking for this to happen all the time. The cafeteria is a large space and can easily hold all the children in that program. They might be loud but the office staff can deal with that for a couple of days. I know I am just the gym teacher. Not many people value what I do. But when I need my gym, MY SPACE for something that benefits my students, why can this not be done? I do want to speak with my principal about this, I just don't know how b/c I am worried that out of frustration, I might say something that I will regret. Thoughts?