The school board in my county decided today that with the $10 million dollar deficit in the budget they were going to be making some job cuts. They announced that we will lose 56 teaching jobs & ALL of the teaching assistant positions! HOLY COW! And, if that wasn't enough, they also said that the class sizes will increase next year. WHAT?!?! I have 21 kinders now with a full time TA & we are skimming by. I cannot imagine having even more kids & no help at all. Who is going to help with behavior problems, potty accidents, stomach bugs, tying shoes, handing out tissues, putting on band aids, leading small goups, intervention...??? I am freaking out!! I am hoping that things will work out & some funds will open up so that these awesome TA's don't lose their jobs. I know that my TA is outstanding & it would be a crying shame to lose someone that is such an asset to our students!