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Re: Inclusion/Behavior Ideas

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From: Marcia Scurfield (mkscurfield_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 12:55:32 PST


I am at two elementary buildings, I see the students once a week for 40/45
minutes and receive less than $1 per child for the year for my budget.
PTA/PTO's give us a little extra. We do have a central supply from which we
can order which makes the money go much further. Square 1 Art, Art to
Remember and Original Works--Yours! were a godsend this year. In the past I
always just bought a lot of things I wasn't reimbursed for. Plus I have
written grants. Oh yes--we are also getting our budgets cut for next year.

Marcia, Derby, KS

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From: "Laura Carey" <Laursink@aol.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: Inclusion/Behavior Ideas

> Linda,
> Thank you for such a simple idea! (Of course, I went "why didn't I think
> of this!?)I have one principal who is already working on this approache
> for all specialists.
> And Sandy, that remark does not surprise me at all. Yet, who do they run
> to when they need something special. I just found out that I have a
> building prinicpal who has told everyone that our budget is very tight
> right now and has to cut our orders. So I edited mine as much as possible,
> actually am down to $1500, but was told that maybe we could order some of
> it now and maybe, A BIG MAYBE, that we could order the rest in the Fall.
> When I started at this district I was told that included in the student
> fees was $5 per child for art. SO I actually get no extra funding from the
> district, yet I have over 300 children at this building....so where is my
> MONEY?
> Ok, sorry I have rambled but this news is really bumming me out!
> Laura
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