So I just talked to our school secretary who informed me that we might get $0 for our classroom budgets this year. We normally get $180, so this is a huge chance! And they haven't really even got the word out yet.
I've been so excited about going to target and picking up those fantastic book boxes for only $2.50 apiece....
This makes me really sad because we don't have the money to dump into my classroom right now. My husband is working two minimum wage jobs and trying to find something full time. We have a lovely mountain of debt from our school loans and car notes.
In my district, we usually have "textbook" fees of $65 per student, and I guess that is where we got our startup money from. Our new county director of schools isn't a big fan of fees (I get that- I don't see how they started charging fees in a public school system in the first place!). However, I think there should be some money in the budget somewhere for teachers to run a classroom!!!!!
How much money do you get at the beginning of the year?
Leave a comment that tells what area you are from and your startup budget that is provided + how much you spend out of pocket.
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