22 June 2007

Drawing the Line

Today was the last day of school for students. Most teachers still have one day of contracted time to make up, which a couple of schools are choosing to do tomorrow---but most will meet on Monday.

This has been the oddest finish to a school year that I have ever had. The entire month has been a non-stop freight train, with full-day meetings right up through Tuesday of this week...and hiring for department positions finishing late yesterday/early today. The fact of the matter is that there are still plenty of projects to work on, agendas to sort out, and days to plan, but you have to draw the line somewhere. It's an arbitrary thing, the place where one school year stops and another begins. And so today at noon, I left. I left from a meeting that was called at 11:20 about a new item we needed to talk about. I have crossed off all of the things from the "to do" list which were absolute musts, and I am desperately pressing myself against a door marked "Curriculum 2006 - 2007" that doesn't want to be shut.

I do have to attend the contract day on Monday, but will be doing so at the school where I will be coaching in the fall...just 6 work weeks away. For now, however, the line has been drawn. Summer holiday is here.

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