I just finished my first year of teaching. I taught first grade. At the beginning of the year, each teacher was given a box of copy paper (10 reams) and the principal told us it was for the first half of the year. She told us we would receive another box in January. When January came, a teacher asked when we would get our next box, the principal replied, "you will not receive another box. One box shoukd be more than enough for the entire year if you copy front and back." Needless to say, ALL teachers were very upset. No one recieved paper for the rest of the year, so teachers were buying paper out of their own pockets from January to June. I know other teachers in the SAME district did not have a limit of copy paper, and they were supplied with paper the entire year, and did NOT have a limit of copies. Can a principal do this? Can they "make their own rules" about copies and paper when several other schools have unlimited use of paper and copies?