I will certainly agree that the indecisive nature of school funding makes managing and taking on the debt of a home loan certainly worrisome.
I left the school district chiefly as they do nothing to assist new to the district teachers actually being a part of the San Leandro community. The new high school administration seems to care little for new teachers who come aboard and in fact, makes them feel even unwelcome.
During my first year there, I had great reviews but then the new A.P. from another district came aboard and suddenly I had multiple observations. I never experienced this in any previous district that I worked for. All this during a time in which I was making offers on one of three homes. She simply didn’t care that I was attempting to settle in the community and more interested in making a statement as a new administrator. In the end, I did get a positive review but the situation took all the joy out of my job.
As a result, I just stopped looking to try and settle myself and family in San Leandro. Instead, I focused on getting another job in another area. Since I'm a STEM teacher, I found another job quite easily.I can truly say that I left San Leandro because of the way that I was treated.