Do any districts have policies for damaged student
art? I had 3 pieces of art work when 2 girls fought in
a hallway causing a display case door to fall onto the
art. It could have been much much worse than it was.
All the damaged pieces were easily repaired. When I
spoke to administration I was told that it was
considered "school property" and we could only charge
the girls the cost of repairing the art. It took a
glue stick and a tiny bit of acrylic paint to fix
(less than a $1). He suggested I put a value on the
work and the girls could pay that. I guess we've
always had the discussion of how to value art work,
but I'm stuck here. I was so angry that there would be
no reprocussion for these girls' thoughtless
actions. I walked away saying " I guess they just
became million dollar art works. I'll be back to
discuss this with you later!" It's so disheartening
what it says about the administration...
any suggestions?? THoughts? Policies?