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Re: Education Cuts


From: Marcia Scurfield (mkscurfield_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 07 2002 - 17:00:21 PDT


Does this mean they are cutting out elementary art in your district?
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From: "The Austin's" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: Education Cuts

> Yes, my district will have a new middle school, two new media centers, and
> new gym - one of those double ones (for a 1A school we will have 4 gyms!).
> The music department is being reshuffled to allow a new music appreciation
> class (complete with text books) and I will go back to part time. I will
> interested to discover just what cuts they plan to make. Woody, did't I
> somewhere that our legislation will make their decisions Tuesday or
> Wednesday? The school boards have till May 1 to notify us on contract
> changes, and that only leaves us 2 weeks to let them know if we are
> returning or not. Not much time to job search......
> ~Michal
> > I don't know how things are in your area, but money is tight in Kansas.
> > The legislature can't seem to agree on where to find funds for schools.
> > So each district is planning cuts to make it through next year.
> > My district (USD 500) Kansas City, Kansas is to cut 4 million from this
> > years spending. That translates into 60 teachers, 33 custodians and
> > 13 maintenance staff. My school is to loose at least 4 teachers and
> > all travel is cut from the budget. I'm told to expect supply budgets to
> > suffer cuts. It's going to be a lean year, but since the bond issue
> > we will have air conditioning. It will be a cool year.
> > What's up in your areas, Woody in KC
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