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Saturday, October 03, 2009


We've been on vacation this last week so that's the reason there haven't been any blog updates.

Even though I had notified the district that I wouldn't be available for a week, I still had four SubFinder call attempts and two teacher calls waiting for me when we returned Friday night.

I don't take a computer on vacation and don't have a cell phone or email access but through a convoluted set of connections, a teacher was still able to contact me to ask that I take his 5th grade class for a week starting Monday.

While talking to the bellman at the resort we were staying at, I discovered that he is a teacher at the local high school and works at this second job on weekends.

When I told him that I was a substitute teacher back home, he said I could probably work every school day on the island of Kauai at $175/day even though the school district has implemented "Furlough Fridays" and cut the school year by 17 days.

I declined the offer...

(Guess which beach this is to win a virtual piƱa colada...)


Katie said...

$175 a day???? I would have worked through my vacation. I'm a substitute teacher in Central NY and our sub pay is $75/day.

Angela Watson said...

Sorry, I'm wayyyy behind on m gReader. As for the beach...I'm guessing one of the private beaches near the Napali Coast that you can only get to by boat?

KauaiMark said...

It's Polihale Beach on the western side of Kauai. You can drive there but you might be invalidating your car rental agreement if you don't have 4Wheel drive.