I have been annoyed by the white board in my room for 2 plus years. This annoyance stems solely from the metal bar in the middle of the board. The biggest issue is when I put overheads up on the board, which is quite often, the words that hit the metal bar are unreadable. On Friday, as my students were taking a vocab test via the overhead, I had a stoke of genius. I taped white paper over the metal bar! Problem solved and my students were once again overwhelmed with my genius.