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We have 4 art teachers, one at H.S. only, one and a half time at H.S. and
middle school, one at middle school only , and one at the two elementary
buildings. About 2400 in total district. We all have adequate art rooms.
High School turns away students every year, not enough periods to schedule
them in. About 925 in the high school. 400 are in art this semester. We
offer 14 different courses. Money is not a problem in our district for
supplies. We always get wheat we need. A special fund to bring in artists
in residence. We have a course fee for some of our courses which goes into
an art resale account to purchase supplies we run out of.
Art club is about 70 strong. We travel to the Chicago Art Institute once a
year as well as the Renasissance Festival, each semester schedule either s
symphany, a musical or play and then to a Museum in the Twin Cities. We also
see the Nutcracker in Milwaukee. We go with the humanities class so we fill
a coach. Cost for students is usually $15. They can each one dollar an
hour when we do service projects or fundraisers, mural painting etc, to be
taken off the cost of the trip. No cash is handed out. We live in Northern
WI, a small rural city.
Sharon in WI
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