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Re: [teacherartexchange] Budget survey


From: jjennifer west (jenniferjoycewest_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 19:36:33 PDT

Thanks Betty, Can I ask what state you are in, and is this a private or public school.



--- On Sun, 10/11/09, Betty B <> wrote:

> From: Betty B <>
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Budget survey
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
> Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 8:29 AM
> > My budget has been 2700  for
> about the last 5
> > years.  I used to get extra money every year but it
> has
> I have around 300 6-7-8th graders. Our budgets have gone up
> and down. I tried around  $2,000 this year and it was
> accepted. Next year, I am not so confident (new
> superintendant) I try to make sure I have enough stuff
> stashed away for two years, just in case. I still try to get
> financial donations by doing extra things in the community -
> I have painted campaign signs, designed t-shirts for clubs
> and festivals, and this weekend I juried a local art
> festival, and that $$ goes into my fund - this is the only
> money I have access to during the year.
> I have found, to my surprise, that doing longer-term
> projects with slightly nicer materials has been the most
> cost effective for me, because my students take it more
> seriously and waste less. Also, stop motion animation has an
> upfront cost, but after that it is basically free. 
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