Every Wednesday is a short day at the junior high school.
Every fourth Wednesday is a ridiculously short day at the high school. Every Monday morning classes start a half hour later than the rest of the week. I'm guessing this is a bone for the teacher union, but I could be mistaken.
Today's short schedule at the High School means ten minute classes and an hour and half of rah-rah sis-boom-bah at the Fall Sports Assembly. In my day, people spoke plainly. I imagine it's a football pep rally, but I guess they can't come right out and say so for fear of offending those who play whatever other fall sports there are.
I let The Boy stay home and read. No point in wasting my time or his. The House Blond's Wednesday is more productive as her teachers try to make the best of the short day. Her purgatory is the Safe Schools Assembly.
Every trimeseter we have the exact same Safe Schools Assembly, with the exact same power point.
DON'T BRING GUNS TO SCHOOL! Duh.
And I couldn't put a plastic knife in her lunch bag yesterday, neither.
There's a lot of people making a lot of money shilling for safe schools. It's a growth industry. Seems like anybody that hasn't yet assumed room temperature would know how to create a safe school environment without spending millions of taxpayer dollars so a consultant can tell you to be nicer to gay kids and to kick the bullies to the curb. Duh.
Keep in mind that California taxpayers are spending around $24,000.00 to send my kids to school this year. Your average cost basis for Wasted Wednesday? $266.00. Thankee.