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Re: Art Budget

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Melissa Enderle (Melissaenderle)
Mon, 6 Jan 97 20:16:49 -0000


>Hi. Does your principal allot $1,000 to each grade level teacher and
>the same amount to you? Art is so much more material oriented. I teach
>in CT and in one district I got nearly $10.00 per pupil per year. I now
>get about $8.00 per pupil. I know many people get a lot less so I feel
>lucky. Good luck. Go ahead and ask. All he can say is no. (I hope it
>is not like asking for "more poridge, sir".)

Dear Kelly:

Thanks for responding. To answer your question, the other teachers get
$1,000 as well. Indeed, I agree with your observation. Art materials
(many of them consummables) are very expensive and are the basis of the
art program. By contrast, the money for classroom teachers is
essentially supplementary, since textbooks are not part of this amount.
So, while the principal and teachers may view the amount as equitable, it
really is not. How though could you point this out without causing
controversy?

Melissa