Daily Archives: December 9, 2007

Traveling with students

So you would think that the school district that now insists we pay for hotel rooms with school district credit cards would make ABSOLUTELY sure the credit card had an available balance to cover the cost of the rooms!

At 11:45 p.m. after I’d checked on 9 rooms of kids and made sure they were all where they were supposed to be, the front desk called me. I can’t begin to explain the horrors that crossed my mind. Sex, drugs and rock N roll all played key roles. I saw myself calling parents to come pick up students. I’ve done that before and it’s no fun.
Thankfully, the kids were all still in bed. But our school district credit card was denied.
Getting the card requires leaving campus during the school day to sign it out and doing the same to sign it back in. It’s a pain in the neck and takes about an hour to do. And now, we have to worry about it even working?!?
If I’d had the superintendent’s phone number, I would’ve called him. Instead another teacher put the expense on her personal card.

A winter storm is moving in. I hope we don’t have a weather day. If we do, yearbook is in trouble!