Today in the midst of wrapping up all those loose ends before our summer vacation starts for real, we got an e-mail with the following subject line:
Please Hand in Keys Before You Leave for vacation - no exceptions
The message goes on to explain that if we'd like access to our classrooms over the summer, we can call ahead to be sure that someone will let us in.
Why, if we're willing to spend our personal time on professional tasks, can't teachers have access to their work spaces on the weekends and over the summer? Where's the regard for us as professionals in any such policy?