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Our school district announced that they will be cutting 40 million dollars from next years school budget…

It is going to be ugly.  Even more horrific than years past and this year will probably mark the turning point for all of our kids in the public education system.

As a parent, what am I supposed to do? 

Should I go back to work full-time to be able to afford to put my kids in private school?  Should I pull them out of school and home school them (even though I really don’t want to do that…)?  Do I not go back to work so that I can be at the school everyday volunteering so that I can keep my finger on the pulse of what’s going on?

My mind is spinning…

There could be 40 kids in Brayden’s first grade class next year. 

I think the thing that scares me most is that my kid is one of those kids that could easily slip through the cracks.  He is attentive, follows directions, and could probably get by academically.  Unless someone was really paying attention, he could absolutely fly under the radar.

I guess that is where I come in.

I am hard to miss.  I can’t really keep my mouth shut.  So I guess if I am around, you know who my kid is…   He belongs to ” that mom “.  I hope that is not a bad thing when it comes to me 🙂  Poor kid.

I am just not sure about what the best decision is given the circumstances.  I really don’t want to add “school teacher” to my list of hats ( I already do a lot of that at home anyways to supplement…) and on the flip I can’t imagine what it will be like to have upwards of 40 kids in a first grade class.  I don’t want to take the social school environment away from Brayden ( he loves it), and we can’t afford private education without going back to work…

What is a mom to do?