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> Hi Lisa and ArtsEdNetters,
> One of my schools is good about letting me purchase and then reimbursing me.
> And there's a rumor that at my new school the PTA gives each teacher a
> "Christmas gift" of funds for school supplies. Since my art budget is only
> about $1 per student per year and there's no way that I can run the type of
> art program I want to on that, I supplement with lots of freebies from the
> community and stuff I purchase and donate. Since I don't tithe to a church,
> I justify this extravagance by saying it is my way of giving back to God. I
> also have recently discovered grant writing, and while a lot of work, can be a
> terrific source of funding. But there's got to be a way to be able to take
> advantage of bargains at Hobby Lobby, WalMart, Target, etc. Sometimes you can
> get great materials dirt cheap! But the art teacher shouldn't have to always
> donate that stuff!
> How do the rest of you out there handle this problem?
> Marcia--Derby, KS