The Rider Chronicle

Teachers Make Due Without Budgets First Month

Brooke Leiker, Reporter

October 18, 2013

This wasn’t the latest the WFISD departments had gotten their budgets, but for the first month of school, Rider teachers went without money. The departments got the budgets on September 24, although, it is normally given out the first week of September.      “Ideally, it would be nice to have it b...

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

November 2, 2011

In past years, the UIL academic budget was $10,000. This year, it is only $5,000. "Funding has been a problem at the state level and now it's trickling down," Rider UIL coordinator and Literary Criticism sponsor Sandra Scheller said. "We're not the only ones who have to do this. Previously the team...

State budget cuts force school cuts

May 26, 2011

Due to the rising country deficit, the Texas state education budget has been cut down forcing the district to lower their budget as well. At Rider, six positions were lost, though some of those faculty members were just shifted around. There were three phases in the staff reduction process. Phase...

UIL Budget Funding

Jordan Campagna

April 14, 2010

In a budget crunch year, the district's UIL teams were unable to travel to as many practice competitions as in previous years. "We're taking our first trip soon," Sandra Scheller, Literary Criticism and Ready Writing coach, said. "We're taking about half the team and it will cost around $2,500." This...

Lost Textbooks Create Budget Strain

Branden Robinson

January 8, 2010

Last year, lost textbooks accounted for $10,000 of school debt, and the school is still not finished paying for the problem. "We lost a lot of books last year," assistant principal Peter Braveboy said. "Before, many seniors failed to turn in their books." Now, the school has a new policy. The school...

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