I teach in a rural Iowa school that is not famous for big salaries or
budgets, but we do very well. I have a $3000 budget for approximately 60
high school students, 50 junior high and 250 elementary students. This
budget includes consumable materials, as well as equipment. I decide how to
use the money. Some years I have not used the total amount and some years I
have needed a little more. The administration has been able to find the
money somewhere. High school students pay a $7.50/semester materials fee.
It makes students more responsible.
/! Nancy Sojka
/ !\ North Winneshiek Community School
/ ! \ 3495 North Winn. Rd.
/ ! \ Decorah, IA 52101