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Last year I had the unfortunate incident where the janitor unilaterally
came in and threw out over $3,000 worth of supplies which also included
my private books and notes. This year I was given more than that much
money in addition to my regular budget to replace what was thrown out. I
My colleague and I squirrel stuff away, and are the first to 'volunteer'
to cut back if we need to...but, we have and probably will continue to
have, a decent budget of about $10 a student on average years, and on
the best years about $20 a student. We teach on the highschool level and
offer 7 different types of art classes, which requires a variety of
materials. We have jealously guarded our curriculum and avoided the Art
I, Art II, Art III, Art IV scenerio, convinced that our curriculum is
the best for our community.