Florida: To get their school painted, parents, teachers do it themselves - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Teacher News & Opinion

Florida: To get their school painted, parents, teachers do it themselves

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
News's Avatar
News News is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 246
Staff

News
 
News's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 246
Staff
Florida: To get their school painted, parents, teachers do it themselves
Old 07-13-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Quote:
Karen Magruder, a sixth-grade English and language arts teacher, first thought in April that it would be good for classrooms at Howard Bishop, the second-oldest middle school in Gainesville, to get a fresh coat of paint... so Magruder reached out to parents and teachers and met the school district halfway: Alachua County Public Schools bought the paint, and the volunteers covered supplies and labor....
Read more...


News is offline   Reply With Quote

ATeacherGal's Avatar
ATeacherGal ATeacherGal is online now
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 498
Senior Member

ATeacherGal
 
ATeacherGal's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 498
Senior Member

Old 07-13-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Do some schools do it another way? This has been the norm for years at my school. Teachers paint their own rooms when they want a fresh coat. This occurs in the summer without air conditioning. The teachers supply the paint, the rollers, brushes, etc. There is no help from the district, the custodians, or the parents.
ATeacherGal is online now   Reply With Quote
essence253's Avatar
essence253 essence253 is offline
 
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 712
Senior Member

essence253
 
essence253's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 712
Senior Member
No not all
Old 07-13-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I have never painted a classroom. The distirct handles building maintenance and that includes painting. If i had to paint my classroom, it would never happen.
essence253 is offline   Reply With Quote
funkster funkster is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,699
Senior Member

funkster
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,699
Senior Member
Completely logical
Old 07-14-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

to paint your own classroom because I am sure that the state education leaders and our own dear Governor paints their own offices to save the taxpayers money.

Oh, wait.....


,, ! I jest!

Even our own Superintendent gets his office redecorated every few years. The last time the contract for new expensive carpeting was with the company my DH works for. He told me about it and I pitched a fit and told him to go look at the 20 year old cheap, ratty carpeting in our faculty room. He went to central office with the contract for the office carpet and an estimate for redoing our faculty room underneath and told them he could give them a good price if they went with both floors. . The Superintendent signed and ordered both new floors. Sad, we have to replace the office floor every 5 years and we would still have the old floor if DH hadn't pressed for it.

In what other career do you supply the furniture you need and then paint your own office. Gee, sometimes teaching is weird.
funkster is offline   Reply With Quote
DeeDee3073's Avatar
DeeDee3073 DeeDee3073 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 707
Senior Member

DeeDee3073
 
DeeDee3073's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 707
Senior Member

Old 07-16-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

What?!? I've never heard of teachers painting their own classroom!! This is included in the district's budget school maintenance budget. Classrooms are painted every 5 years and re carpeted every 10 years. Wow!!


DeeDee3073 is offline   Reply With Quote
xoink xoink is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 17
New Member

xoink
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 17
New Member
Painting your class
Old 12-23-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

Yes, I work at an elementary school. After asking the principal 3 times for paint and being referred to the "head custodian" with no success, I painted myself. I bought it, painted it and was transferred to another grade level the next year. No reimbursement!
xoink is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Teacher News & Opinion
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:29 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net