How many copies are you allowed?

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  1. 4myclass

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    It is so frustrating, we are only allowed 1500 copies a semester at my school. I teach kindergarten and I use up all my copies early.
    I was just wondering how many everyone else is allowed?
     
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    We have no limits at all.
     
  4. Kindergarten31

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    We receive a $200 allowance at the beginning of the year. All of our art and office supplies come out of this and then we are charged a penny a copy out of what is left. So we can order supplies or make copies. They give us a monthly count on how our total is going. Ugh-but it has cut down on the copies I make!
     
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    I get 1500, but I have 2 classes.
     
  6. Newto3rd

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    1200 per month!!
     
  7. LynnB

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    No limits but we try to be frugal. I have slaughtered several forests b/c I have so many students, but I found a solution thanks to a fellow teacher. I make as many copies as the largest number in a given class (let's say 25). I bought 25 binders and several packs of page protectors. I put the binders together with all the assignments, stories, etc. and make a Table of Contents to go at the front. The initial cost and work are great, but it is all worth it. I don't have to run around making copies through the year. The binders stay in my classroom. The only time I have to make copies are when students have a handout to take home or to keep in his/her own English binder.

    Also, I make 25 copies of a test, but each student has his/her own single page answer sheet that is used for four or five tests. I want to make binders for tests, but haven't figured out how to keep students from looking at future tests.
     
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    I don't have a limit, but if I did, I know I'd be WAY over it. Last year, I probably used at least 60-90 copies... per day. This is because at least some classes had either a worksheet, a quiz, a reading guide, or something, to hand out.

    I'm going to try and cut back next year. I like the test idea above (only one set of tests and an answer sheet... thanks!!). And now that I have a document camera, daily work will be on there, and students will just use their notebooks. That should help reduce the total by almost half.
     
  9. Go 4th

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    10,000 per year.
    Down from 15,000 last year.
     
  10. 4myclass

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    It sure makes it tuff when the curriculum wants you to make copies of easy readers for each student.
     
  11. mrsc_teaches

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    In all honesty I probably only made 2000 all year and that is teaching kinder and with 25-28 kids. I try to make a ton of hands on stuff. I HATE THE COPY MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    There is no limit.x
     
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    No limits - at the end of the year they give all us a box of copy paper in case we ran out - I didn't and the school didn't either.

    Of course the secretary grumbles about the paper and the copy machine but she hasn't been in the classroom in over 13 years but has to put her 2 cents in - I ignore her - she's not in charge even if she thinks she is!
     
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    What about having a test binder and you add the tests as they take them? You could have a file(or master binder) that holds all the pages and then as you give tests the new test is then placed in the student binders. That way students will only be able to look at the current test and any past tests.

    I like this idea and may have to see if it would work for me.
     
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    500 per month, but none for June
     
  16. lilmisses1014

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    We have no limits, but we are strongly encouraged to limit our copies as much as possible. I have a feeling that next year we may have limits.
     
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    I'm not sure what we get a month, but I believe it averages to 3.5 copies per day, per student. Whatever we don't use rolls over to the next month.
     
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    Man, if we don't use it by the end of the semester, we lose it. It's not tacked onto the next semester. Not that that is ever a problem with me.
     
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    10,000 per school year and if we run out we have to buy our own paper.
     
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    At my old school I received a box of paper (which I think has 10 reams or 5000 papers) a semester. The copy machine also kept track of copies, but as long as you had paper left you were okay. I didn't really even get close to using all of my paper, because I had workbooks and note-taking guides for each student.
     
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    no limit
     
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    No limit, which is good. Many of our grade levels don't have the workbooks for math and reading. So we have to copy them. Copyrights violations for sure!!
     
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    We used to not have a limit- until a teacher copied more than the rest of the school combined (even the office).

    Now it is 1,500 a month.
     
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    We only got 500 per six weeks and that was up from 300 per six weeks! :huh: I hope it's better when I start at my new school in the Fall.
     
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    What type of worksheets do you use in K? I have taught K and used very few worksheets. The few paper and pencil activities were handwriting and an occassional math paper.
     
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    No limit! But i am starting to think that there should be! I am taking over a class and I have a huge shelf of copies of miscellaneous dittos that have not been used by the teacher before me. I hate to throw them out so I have the dreadful task of sifting through them to see what is there. At least it is summer and the children are not on a tight curriculum schedule at the moment...so I try to give them out when they need some table time.
     
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    no limit
     
  28. Canadian Gal

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    No limits. In fact, I have never asked for something and been told no.
     
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    We were allotted 5,000 per year and a case (5,000 pages) of paper. Anything more than that had to come out of our supply budget at $10 per 1,000 copies plus the cost of paper.

    That is half of what we got the year before which was 1,000 copies a month and no charge for paper.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    What on earth was he/she doing?!?!
     
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    No limit either, except that I try to stay away from worksheets as much as possible.
     
  32. Dee452

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    We have 1000 per month. Ever since I got my Document Camera I don't use near that many.
     
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    We get 3600 per month, but our copies don't roll over. We get 500 copies a week on the machine in the office and 1600 a month on another copy machine. I wish the one in the off ice would roll over.
     
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    Each teacher can make up to 1,000 copies per month on our school's copier. We must supply our own copy paper.

    If we need lots of copies (for example, a grade-wide language arts test), we send print requests to the district's copy department.
     
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    Missy - that's ridiculous! So glad I don't teach in Texas!
     
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    I've come across districts like this and I maintain, if they (the district) have to resort to this strategy, shut the district down or let the state run it. Schools uses photocopies....a lot. School districts cost MONEY to run. They use SUPPLIES. Those are inescapable facts. If the communities that run them can't deal with that, they need to get out of the business.
     
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    I hate the copy machine also. I have made books. I make a Daily Langugage Review book that the kids cannot write in. They copy the assignment for that day. We get 300 on the copier each month. We get all we want on the riso but only 3 boxes of paper a year. We can buy more paper out of the 500.00 we are give each year but every year they cut us some more. We can also send things to our print shop. They did not order science books for us and we heard just a few weeks ago that we are going to be cut even more from the print shop.
     
  38. Missy99

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    Not sure what you mean -- can you clarify? :)

    If you mean about the paper, what I really mean (but forgot to add) is that each of my students brings in a ream at the beginning of the year. If that runs out, I must supply any additional paper (our principal does not want us to be "worksheet happy").

    Hope that clarifies :)

    BTW, every district is different, and every school is different, so it will probably be different everywhere in Texas.
     
  39. JustMe

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    No limits...but I sometimes wish we had some type of system to control the waste.
     
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    My first year teaching it was like 600 per month.... but this last year we didn't have a limit.
     
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    we didn't have a copy limit until the end of last school year when it was discovered that a teacher was copying entire chapter books for her class.

    I think next year we will be limited to about 10,000 for the year.
     

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