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Re: Teach at 3 schools want just 1

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AnMStringe_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 11:48:44 PST


In a message dated 1/31/02 11:39:32 PM Eastern Standard Time,
sue_cosgrove@hotmail.com writes:

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> I teach in the Fort Worth, TX school district at three elementary schools,
> third through fifth grade. Fort Worth did away with art in some of its
> elementary schools in the 90's. As a start, eighteen teachers were hired
> last year to bring art back to 54 schools. We are all being told we will
> eventually go full time at one school but I am afraid the board is getting
> used to people who will do the work of three teachers for the pay of one.
> Does anyone know of a district that did something like this and the people
> did eventually go to one school? I would love to give suggestions to my
> director of district to follow their plan.
>

Sue,
Nine years ago my county (just east of Atlanta) started out with half time
art positions in about half of the elementary schools. Two schools would
share a teacher. The next year half time positions were created at the
remaining elementary schools. The third year ( I think) schools were given
the option of trading some of their T.A. hours for the other half of their
art position, only one did so. The fifth year ( 4 years ago) all schools had
full time art. Sometimes it seemed like it would never happen.
Ann in Georgia

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