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Re: Art Budget

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Gina Booth (
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 10:48:34 -0600 (CST)

> 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
Mentioning textbook money brings to mind a thought that has been bugging
me. Say an English text costs maybe $40.00. It will be used for 9 years
perhaps. Also the English teaching is getting maybe $150.00 a year
supplementary. That's just over $4.00 a year cost on books plus the
supplementar money.

It seems like if an art teacher doesn't get texts then $4.00 a year per
pupil (plus the extra money)
should be a fair enough start, the equivalent of textbook money plus the
supplementary money other teachers get. Is there a flaw in my reasoning?
(I have proposed this at my school but admin. doesn't see it that way.)