From: Brenda Bain[SMTP:brenda_b]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 1997 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: Budgets for teaching art
A big DITTO here on the art budget blues. A lot of great suggestions, but
I would also like to add a word of caution - Be careful when you spend your
own money on your art program. My administrator learned quickly that I
would use my own money. She knew the students were getting a quality art
program, and she was saving money. My budget never improved.
I still spend my own money, but only on things that can go with me when I
leave, books, prints, slides, videos, etc. Also when the classroom
teachers send to my room for art supplies I let them know about my limited
budget. I tell them that I can trade supplies, but that I cannot give them
anything. They are usually appalled at my lack of budget. They get $10 per
year per student for classroom supplies. I get $1.
St. John Elementary, Quincy, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Ed., FSU