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SARAH COBB CUTS MATERIALS PURCHASE BY 60% FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

 MS. MONISHA VOLLEY SORTS SAVINGS AT SARAH COBB
MS. MONISHA VOLLEY SORTS SAVINGS AT SARAH COBB
SARAH COBB CUTS MATERIALS PURCHASE BY 60% FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

With the addition of second graders from Cherokee Elementary, Principal Barbara Watford and her leadership team discussed the need to be more frugal with taxpayers money. "While we were planning for this "fruit basket turnover" of all classrooms at Sarah Cobb, I wanted us to become additionally aware of the school budget issues that affect Sumter County Schools. I asked all classroom teachers and staff to turn in all school-owned materials from post-it notes to math manipulatives. Several teachers and volunteers spent days this summer to sort and check these materials for any remaining use. We filled up 5 classrooms and a hallway with materials. We discarded unusable materials and reallocated remaining materials to all classrooms," said Mrs. Watford. In years past, Sarah Cobb Elementary has normally spent $20,000 from their budget to purchase materials for classroom use. "From our compilation of these materials, we estimate that we will save $12,000 or 60% of what we normally spend. It was a massive undertaking, but we are excited we were able to save that much money," said Mrs. Watford. Mrs. Watford gave more explanation of the volume of collected materials. "This joint collection of materials probably has not been done in years. With our school and district budget, this practice will become more common at Sarah Cobb." Ms. Monisha Volley was one of several teachers who volunteered her time to make this monumental task successful.

 
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