Cuts in the Arts?

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  1. JesusIsMyTeach

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    This is my first year at a school that made a part time Art class. Has anyone ever had their Art or Drama position cut or received a pink slip?

    The budget isn't looking good and they said cuts may need to be made.
     
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    Our entire art program was cut 2 years ago. Even before, they had whittled the program down to a traveling teacher and we got art maybe once every 2 months. I really miss the days when we had a full time art teacher. If the budget isn't good and they plan cuts, they seem to ax the nonacademic programs 1st. I wish you the best!
     
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    Yea, that's what I figured. Especially since this position was recommended by admin not to be made in the first place.

    I'm looking for a full time job so this would be a blessing in disguise. Should I give my letter of resignation if I get pink slipped?
     
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    If you get pink slipped, I do not think you'd need to give a letter, but it'd be nice to do once you've found another job. I am sorry that it is not looking good. We had music being put up on the chopping block last year too.
     
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    We used to offer multiple specials: art, music, band, chorus, pe, shop, life skills, technology, computers, theater, guitar, STEM, and financial literacy.

    Now we have band, music, art, PE/health, and computers.

    As teachers retire, those classes are not filled.
     

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