*NEWS*TEACHERS FORCED TO BUY TONER OR PAPER ?

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*NEWS*TEACHERS FORCED TO BUY TONER OR PAPER ?

 user 2008-05-16 at 12:36:22 pm Views: 75
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    http://www.wptv.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=b7d6c518-d182-47ce-9c4b-6097a26341eb
    Teachers forced to buy toner or paper
    A shrinking budget is creating a dilemma for Seminole Ridge High School English Department Chair Sandy Aragon.  Paper or toner?
    “Every
    year I try to provide my teachers with something that they can be using
    in the classroom, and sadly this year it was do I buy toner cartridges
    or do I buy paper?”That’s right.  The school’s 20 English teachers will
    have to dig deep into their pockets next year.  Printer cartridges and
    paper don’t come cheap.”If you were to refill the cartridge, the
    cartridge costs about anywhere from 70 to 120 dollars to get it
    refilled,” said Aragon, “Paper is about 25 dollars a case.”This year,
    Aragon purchased 40 cases of paper for her teachers.

    It leaves them with a tough decision.
    Aragon
    said, “I’m waiting for my department to give me feedback and we’re
    going to be democratic, majority vote will rule and whatever decision
    we make, that’s what we’re going to end up buying, I guess.”Principal
    Lynn McGee says the situation isn’t easy.  Her school lost two teachers
    and a secretary, though they will all be reassigned.  School
    improvement funds are being slashed in half, student achievement funds
    are going from 100-dollars per student to 85 and Advanced Placement
    money is being cut by one-third.”There’s a lot more of balancing and
    really tweaking and squeaking the budget, getting every penny to
    count,” said McGee.Schools are now trying to get the most bang for
    their buck and making sacrifices whether it’s paper vs. toner or
    something else.”You have to maintain your budget, it’s no different
    than your family budget, you gotta make it work and work we will.”McGee
    says this is one of the toughest financial times she’s ever experienced
    in the district.  Now schools need to decide how to best utilize the
    money they already have because it has to go further.