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Practicum Action Inquiry: Budget Cuts And Education In The State Of Texas

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Action Inquiry
Statement of the Problem
The continuous budget updates and budget cuts that the state of Texas continues doing it has created that the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD (2014) has declare state of exigency in order to continue managing the district. Throughout the district many cuts had being made by the district affecting from personnel, resources, and teacher allotments to mention some. In L.A. Gililland Elementary School (2014) the administrator has to manage her allotment budget to serve the high volume of low socioeconomic students and a high demographics of Bilingual students and get created and look for other resources that will assist teachers with the current teacher allotment and to supply resources for the school.
Relation of the Problem to the Specialization
The present budget cuts has created problems in obtaining resources for the students at L. A. Gililland Elementary. Some of this students do not have resources for their yearly supplies. Previous years the teachers were able to provide with their allotment and they were able to assist these students, but now with the allotment cuts it has become more difficult for them, the school, and the district. New administrators had to be knowledgeable how to obtain other resources or funds to assist the needs of the students and the school.
Background and Context for the Problem
In order to understand how to better prepare the budget to meet the needs of the next school year, it is important to compile a list with the teacher suggestions, and other resources need it around the school. Teachers had informed the administrator their observations of needs during the school year and also to evaluate resources that are not need it or need to be eliminated. The teachers are continually evaluating resources in the everyday interaction with children, strategies and in the differentiation of instruction. Every year the school adds new teachers that need to be inform about existent resources. How these teachers can be inform in a most efficient way? Do teachers have the knowledge on where to obtained free resources? What are the benefits and sharing and collaborating to obtain resources?
Research Questions/Hypotheses
Questions: How could the administrator assist the personnel to obtain free or low cost resources for a classroom usage?
- How often the administrator has to collaborate with the teachers to identify the needs?
- What other sources an administrator could provide to the staff while dealing with budget cuts?
- How the administrator and teachers will ensure that they have all what they need to ensure the students success?
- What training will be beneficial for teachers to use optional resources?
Hypothesis: 95% of the teachers will understand how and where to look for resources to maximize their yearly allotment and the use of the current resources.
Importance or Significance of the Study
The transitions in programs that the school received constantly, the new regulations...

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