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Re: budget cuts/large class update

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Tsheffey_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 16:43:43 PDT


It is amazing the waste or misuse of $$$ with lots of budget cuts going on.
Where I am in W. Texas we have 3 huge school districts. One fired their
superintendent a year ago and has to have a person from the state sit in on
the board meetings to keep "control." The superintendent of the second
district resigned early (right at the beginning of a new year) so they also
have no superintendent. And then......on the first day of inservice, we
learned that the board fired our superintendent. They will have to pay him at
least $300,000 because of his contract!!!! So..............none of the three
districts even has a superintendent right now. What does that say about the
state of our schools here? They spend so much money on hiring, firing, and
suing superintendents that there is no money left.
Teresa in El Paso
PS......the numbers in my hugh class are down to 37......all my fingers and
toes are crossed that it gets to the 33 mark by the end of the week. Next
question...how to manage that class with some wet behind the ears art 2's who
somehow got out of art 1 without learning to draw mixed with art 4's. Maybe
divide them by tables and adapt lessons up and down. I really don't want 3 or
4 lessons going on at the same time.
PSS....thanks for all of the support from everyone. ONE A POSITIVE NOTE: I
LOVE BLOCK SCHEDULING!!!!! It is the bright and shining light in this move.

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