I would not have believed it before moving here, but Kansas gets very HOT in the summer. Teachers return go in mid-August and are done by the end of May. It is very miserable from mid-August to the end of September and often from mid-April to the end of May. Then there is summer school, which would be impossible without airconditioning. These bond issues were passed when the economy was good (last year?). These are totally different monies from what is spent to run the school--salaries, supplies, etc.
Marcia, Derby, KS
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To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: Education Cuts
In a message dated 04/07/2002 12:04:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
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 passed
we will have air conditioning. It will be a cool year.
Now that's what I call priorities! Putting money into air conditioning and not staff! How many months of the year do you use the air-conditioning, anyway? We are not talking Florida. Schools in my district, and I am quite sure in all of New York, are not air conditioned because the majority of the school year does not require it. Most schools in NY do not have the funds for what the schools really need, let alone air-conditioning. Too bad the bond can't cover the necessities first, then the luxuries.
Can't help thinking that with this new President I'm not surprised at education cuts- regardless of what's going on in the world. Oops, sorry, better not go there- politics, I mean.
Susan on Long Island ---