There were supposed to be 2 med frag programs in my school because of a large influx of new students, because the caseload limits for a med/frag program are 6 students, and we were getting 11. This is also one of the only special ed programs in the district that is not allowed to overload. So I thought I was set. But my classroom is now down to 2 students, and the other is down to 4, all through attrition such as kids moving out of district, staying home, changing medical status, etc. That is only 1 program worth of kids. Since they haven't funded it, there is a good chance they might pull the plug, leaving me without a job.
One of my admins, god bless her, said I shouldn't worry, they can try to patch something together. But I am not a patch kind of gal. I am a mod-to profound self-contained teacher by education, training, experience, and desire. I am not a resource teacher, nor do I have the desire to be one. I also believe that if I case manage a student, I should have the student in at least one class so I can get to know them and write the IEP from first hand knowledge. My union rep said in a worst case scenario I would be displaced. That is not going to happen because I am in charge of my own destiny. So now I am on a job hunt again.
There are several jobs in my district still open that look interesting, all autism/severe profund, but at the K-2 grade level. EEEKKK. I have never done primary before, so it both terrifies me and excites me at the same time. Anyone else out there done both? How different are they? Anyway, I have put in applications, and now it is a waiting game. Wish me luck!