Don't know if anyone mentioned this...but you know that airfare that week of Thanksgiving is going to be way more than what you'd pay earlier in the month. If you're driving, this won't be an issue. I hope you can get this straightened out. I feel your pain. For the past 3 years I've been in a district that doesn't give a full week at Thanksgiving or any true long weekends at any other time. I often wish they'd offer some sort of teacher perk...maybe off-season rates during the summer to celebrate 10, 20, 25, and 30 years of teaching. Even that little bit would be wonderful! I've been teaching 29 years now...keep telling myself that just 9 years to go and I can go to Disney any time of year I want!