It’s a combination of factors.
In the metal shop we had a dwindling of teachers, and more that were recently trained but still getting classes up. Compound this with a poorly functioning AC in the summer heat and it’s hard for extended work for many instructors in that room.
At the other end of factors, we have the honorarium situation. We hit a massive amount of honorarium spending, and had to cap the amount spent on it each month. Some teachers considered this, improperly I should clarify, as a second paycheck rather than a token “thank you”, and won’t teach for the reduced amount / actually volunteer to teach (which is what as a makerspace we want, volunteers willing to teach not people that consider volunteering as requiring payment).
To cap off other factors, we’ve had committees trying to get settled in new spaces, work with new equipment, etc.
It’s a chaotic time, If you are looking for a specific set of classes it’s still best to post here on Talk and let them know there is more interest. Feedback about missing classes that haven’t happened in a while is the best way to let committees know where priorities should go and what’s desired by members,