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budgets

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San D Hasselman (kprs)
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 21:27:08 -0400


Over the years I have had large budgets and then had my budget cut by
1/2 3 years in a row. Everything depends on whether the public passes
the school budget, and who is my supervisor as well as luck. When I
fight for my budget I stress the following, and I think I have been able
to get my point across. Our budgets go for "consummables". When we are
done all we may have left are scissors, rulers, and an occasional crappy
brush...everything else is GONE! I make sure to show them my empty
closets (which by the way I make sure are in fact meager if I say they
are).

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
bought wisely.

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.

San D.


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