Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

Re: $1000 gift

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Thu, 22 May 1997 14:11:20 -0400 (EDT)

I've never forgotten the advice from my art prof in college: don't let the
administrators know the department received a monetary gift or they will use
it as an excuse to reduce your regular budget by the same amount. Make a
list of what you want and who has it, and ask the donor to purchase the
supplies and materials and have them sent to the school (Why doesn't such
wisdom come in textbooks?).

In response to what I would get ...... books, books, books. I can't get
enough. With $1000 you could get 25-60 books. I think the donors would like
it that they are building a little library in your room. And if you wanted
to recognize them you could put nameplates on the inside covers. I'd bring
in a few catalogs and ask the students what art books they would be
interested in.

-Geoff Black
Orange County High School of the Arts
Los Alamitos, CA

>>Let's suppose you were in my teaching situation (K-8, 400 students, I have
kiln, slab rolling table, books, many sets of postcards - not many
prints...). What would you do with $1000 if a parent gave it to 'the art