Andrew graduates in 12 weeks. Hard to imagine. He’s been scrambling. Putting in applications and trying to get a job that will allow him to go to school. Finally, after many attempts, he’s got an interview with UPS next Monday. It would be a wonderful opportunity for him and I hope it works out. He participated in the Kentucky Works program last summer that was supposed to continue through this summer and beyond. It was supposed to help him with tuition and do all kinds of good things but we haven’t heard anything about whether or not it will continue this year because of funding cuts. If he gets this job at UPS, we won’t have to worry about the Kentucky Works Program.
Got my new students yesterday. One class may be a problem. I’ve got three kids that are bad news. One who just returned from an alternative school yesterday. He’s been out of the regular school system for the last year for assaulting a teacher. I looked up his record and it’s unbelievable. 18 offenses from stealing, assault, sexual misconduct and threatening a teacher in the year before he was placed in the alternative school and 12 offenses the year before that. They’ve kept him out of the regular school system for one year and now he’s back. And I’ve got him. Lucky me. I noted in his record that he stole money from a teacher’s purse and stole a digital camera from a classroom. I hate having to worry about him stealing something. My class works with digital cameras, video cameras and laptops all the time.
The other two problem children are almost as bad.
Gotta get ready. Can’t wait to work with the little darlings today!