A few days ago, a message went out from my principal saying we'd hold off on ordering until August, when we were more sure what was going to happen with the budget. I tried not to sweat it too much, even though there's about $15K worth of furniture and facilities for my program in the order queue.
Today the news is worse: our anticipated budget of $490,000 has been cut to $185,000. That's for any new purchases for all of our clubs, organizations, programs, special ed, facilities and maintenance, athletics, and academic departments. EVERYTHING but utilities and payroll, essentially. So for now, no new books, no consumable supplies (looks like I'll be buying my own red pens and dry erase markers this year!), no nothing. No word yet on what it means for my program. It'll be a long year if I wind up with 4 sections of regular old English I and no compensation for the 150 or so hours of work I've done already.
My husband's boss makes more than that a year, and he DOESN'T have to run a school for 2200 kids out of his own pocket.