Discussion 1 (250-500)
Discuss how the adoption of new or revised content standards can affect state, district, and/or school budgets. What are the biggest investments in such cases?
Discussion 2 (250-500)
Review the following questions that affect equity in budgeting at your school with your principal mentor. Share your responses and any additional insight obtained.
- Do you review the costs that are passed along to families (fees, supplies, etc.)?
- Do you have policies that allow low-income families to opt out of pay situations with dignity?
- Are teachers expected to supplement classroom supplies and learning materials out of their own money?