Do you feel that your school district's budget will be cut significantly this coming school year?
- 07/10/2011 19:09
Go. Scott has made teachers public enemy #1. His view is that tenured teachers are sitting around waiting for their luxary retirement...OK. I have not had a raise in 3 years and since we are going on merit pay (which has not been funded) in 2014, I doubt that I will see a raise. Merit pay will vary, divided by # who earn it (they will keep that low) and how much money there is. We also are contributing to pension and health ins., which I know many do, and I do not disagree with in principal, but we are among lowest paid in state, and FL is one of lowest paid in country...not administrators, just teachers and support staff (2nd lowest in state). There is no money for supplies or books or anything else. Scott is pushing to put as many as possible on virtual school and dual enrollment, and we have just integrated the ESE full time in regular classes....can you say dismantling the public school system...it is not a factory, it is a school. They want all young teachers, burn them out and replace so they never have to raise pay or pay retirement. We will be on annual contracts so new principals can bring their buddies with them and put into the plum positions and keep tabs on the rest of the staff. It is a nightmare.
- 07/06/2011 22:41
Our budget gets cut just about every year. I can't tell you the last time I had the money to purchase such things as paint, glue, and construction paper. We are given just enough money to purchase the mandatory consumable workbooks and pencils!! Not too many creative projects happening in CT elementary classrooms these days!
- 07/03/2011 20:00
Art teachers who are feeling the budget crunch...Try the incredible fundraising site, Art to Remember. I made over $5,000 for my school's art department. It IS a lot of work, but worth it in terms of purchases!
- 07/03/2011 16:34
Our budget has been cut now for 3 years in a row, and is not about to get better any time soon. Two schools share a counselor.There are no assistant principals. No money for new curriculum, or field trips. Paper supplies are limited, requiring more teacher purchases.
- 06/27/2011 15:00
This is the second year that our District's budget has been cut significantly. The powers that be no longer provide community educational resources for school age students, there is less support staff in the schools (our principal doesn't have a secretary and has one less assistant principal), the counselors have been cut and there is only one at my middle school, there are more teenage parents, and there are no jobs available for parents. Now what do you predict is going to happen. Someone better build a safety wall around their community because survival of the fittest is about to kick in.