I don't know charters, but most districts have different
types of budgets. Art supplies, consumables, came from one pocket.
But equipment like a kiln, slab roller or printing press came
from another pocket. They seemed very willing to buy the big stuff
but were tight with consumables. Fortunately I've had lots of
understanding principals over the years. They knew the art program
ate supplies. Make the program strong and the building look good
and the supplies will come.
I retired 2 years ago and moved 900 miles away, yet
my last principal visited our new home here in Albuquerque just this
past Monday. I hope you get a good, caring one, it's so important.
Also begin to build up a back stock of supplies. My
art supervisor told me to have enough on hand to teach for
three years. The lean years will come so be ready. You might
not have just what you need but the stocked storeroom will
keep you teaching.
Teresa Sheffey wrote:
> I would be careful about what I included on the "wish list". Sometimes
> they think these things aren't really necessary. I would ask for all the
> equipment I thought I needed on one list. Then I would put together
> another for consumables that amounted to two to three thousand dollars.
> Give it to them and see what they say. They can always tell you later to
> cut back. I know they have what they call start up budgets that
> sometimes are pretty good. Good luck with the new position.
> Teresa in El Paso, TX