Four years ago the school that I had worked in for over 20 years - the school my children had gone to, and my grandchildren were now attending - closed down because mold was found in some of the walls. It was a small community school, less than 200 students in grades k-8. On our last day we waved a tearful goodbye to the students on the busses leaving our schoolyard for the last time and then began packing for the move to a neighboring school 7 miles down the road. Since then we have taught in crowded conditions, held parent conferences in the janitors closet, held classes in the hallway, and tried above all to keep our sense of humor.
Today, we broke ground for our new school, scheduled to open in September 2009.
It's being built on an absolutely beautiful piece of land (thank you Roni!!!)
And a reward for a job well done!