Finally, a FUNDED mandate!
For years educators have railed against "unfunded mandates."
I have finally discovered a "funded mandate."See the photo of a plastic rafter square and flexible tape measure?
This is Indiana's method of funding a new obesity initiative. Indiana's educators will soon be required to weigh and measure all public school students and send the data to the state in a spreadsheet along with their confidential student ID number.
Now, I figure it will require each teacher an hour to put the books away, line up the class, take them to the room where confidential weigh-ins will occur, supervise the class and take them back to the room and resume instruction. At 200 teachers x 1 hour each, times $30.00 per hour of instructional time, that's $6,000.00. Not to mention the nursing staff hours to man the stations and organize the spreadsheets for uploading to the state.
Our FUNDED mandate is a $4.99 rafter square and $6.99 tape measure our nurses received in the mail.
Now THAT's efficiency.
Finally...a FUNDED mandate!