The tentative agreement (wherein teachers take a voluntary pay cut) passed.
I'm not officially hired back yet - the hope is that I'll be offered a position in July - but the district now has the necessary money (in theory - nothing's ever set in stone these days) to hire back those of us who received pink slips.
For those of you who were concerned about whether I'd be reachable via e-mail, it looks like my usual address will still be operational!
See you at graduation! I'll be watching over the Sc-Z section.
Oh my god, this is wonderful news! Congratulations! I feel relieved that my two favorite English teachers ever (Feraco, of course, and Woodin) now have a significant chance of keeping their job. I think I can now finally "let go" of Arcadia High, and say "good-bye" without any sad feelings attached. Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!
Well, I may not be in that section, but if I see you Mr. Feraco, I'll be sure to wave.
This just proves there is some goodness in the hearts of our teachers today. I'm glad it passed because Feraco, you freakin' deserve it. Teachers like you come once in a generation and I truly mean that. I'm so glad you are coming back. Any senior would be lucky to have you, the lessons I learned in your class about myself and about life cannot be measured. Thank you so much and I thank God that you are coming back. I know they will offer you back....they have to.
TEAM FERACO FOR LIFE (:
We will ALWAYS have your back, like you've had ours.
I'm so proud of all of us!
I dont know what I'm going to be doing on Monday..
I'm probably going to wake up feeling like I'm doing
something bad like ditching all my classes. LOL
I'd probably be laying in bed reminiscing through each
minute trying to piece together the things we would be doing if we did have class, imagining where my classmates sit or where Mr Feraco would stand.. But this is it... it's
really, really over. I can't believe that we've made it this far. I'm going to miss each & everyone of you.
Class of 2009, thanks for all the memories. I will never let
anything replace your space in my heart.. and I wish all of you the best of luck.
Always remember to never give up.
Keep on pushing even if you THINK you can't push anymore.
Because you can.
Hey Mr. Feraco. I am really happy to know that you might get your job back. I don't really know what else to say, just that I am really happy that you get to continue doing what you love . I will come back to visit school, but I'm sure we will meet at some point outside of it. (Like in a store or something... hopefully hehe)
Well, I wish everyone the best of lucks in their lives and to have the strength needed to achieve their dreams.
I loved having this class .
Mr. Feraco, that's great news! I really hope they do re-hire you because your more then just a teacher. I thank you so much for all the advice you gave me. I hope I can continue to bug you in my times of despair, lol. I wish you the best, and I know things will work out the way the should. They always do. It was great seeing you at grad! You have no idea how happy I was. I could not stop smiling, aha. I start school at PCC on Monday. I'm looking forward to college and just all that is ahead of me. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! You made a difference.