Dear District Teachers,
Many of you have been worrying your pretty little heads by watching that silly program called the news. Please ignore whatever the talking box is saying. "The News" has reported that our state has no money and will continue to cut at the education budget. Many of you are starting to talk about what this will mean for our district. Please do not talk about this because that kind of talk is evil. Besides, only the people upstairs can decide who loses their job and that is a secret right now. You can talk about it when we decide to tell you, but until then don't worry about it, don't talk about, pretend that everything is going well and we are expanding! This unsolicited advice is for your own good.
Sincerely, The District Bigwig
Yes, I may have paraphrased the e-mail slightly (for effect). The message is the same, though.
I seem to remember getting an e-mail like this from The District Bigwig last year right before they announced the RIF of all first year teachers. See my posts below.