Here's the facts...
The colored pencils were in a labeled box- with my handwriting. They were
not covered but were out in the open (because I have no closet and must get
everything set for the day). Since my building is 3 floors plus a modular
building and I only have 5 minutes between classes- no cart here! - I often
have to set things up in my hall space. The supplies in question were
property of the art dept. Because this school is so much larger than my
others, with higher class sizes, I often borrow supplies from the other
schools that I teach at. Such was the case here.
The town allows for a specific dollar amt. to be spent on each student,
however the principal at this school cut my budget to pay for classroom
teachers' art supplies... something I plan to propose changing this year. I
am only a 2nd year teacher and learning quickly to speak up! Sorry for
venting without providing the facts. I simply can't get over someone taking
student supplies just because they are out in the open! Too trusting I
By the way she admitted that she was taking them home for her own use but
without apology. It wasn't until after I explained that they were needed for
the students that she was "sorry". It would have been much different if it
were for classroom use that benefits the students. Still, I do like to know
when someone is borrowing or taking supplies. I know that it happens often
without so much as a note. This makes it difficult for me to keep track of
my stock. We had another incident where the oaktag disappeared this year-
all of it!!!!
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