Good news for once! I got two summer jobs. Both were lined up on the same day. This is REALLY going to help with our financial situation as well as give me something to focus on while I'm looking for a job.
The first call that came through was a tutoring position. I will be working with a 15-year-old boy who needs help in reading and writing. Works for me! This company I'm working with is really interesting. They provide tutors for boys and girls in the foster care system. The state compensates the agency, but I don't have to deal with the state at all. This young man has been approved for four hours of services per week for a total of 32 hours. This won't be very long term, and it's not a whole lot of money, but it sure is better than nothing!
A second phone call came in around mid-day. I still haven't been approved for the job where I told the principal I wasn't going to pass the professional social studies exam for middle grades, but he wants me to teach summer school. Whoot! I'll be teaching from 9-1 Monday-Friday, and I'll actually be making more money than I was in the regular school year. I won't complain! This job is only for four weeks, but that gives us another month of income we were planning on. Assuming I get a job for next school year, I will actually only miss out on four weeks of pay for the summer. We can handle that.
Oh, I asked the principal if he has made a choice about my employment and he said the district office now wants me to interview with the district language arts director. That's scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. I guess I should know something about that position soon. I'm ready to start getting some answers from the schools. Even if the news is negative and I have not been chosen I'd like to start crossing some options off my list.