On one hand, having worked for 22+ years in school district finance, I can understand their need to do this. On the other hand, having paid my dues as a taxpayer and as a student of the class, I, along with the other students, are heartbroken.
*I'll keep you posted as to the status of the class and also what the district intends to do with the long arm machine. If it is to be sold it, by law, has to go to auction. It would be stored until that happens and we know from experience that stored items are not always taken care of! It could also be put in a student home economics classroom. Since it is a sensitive and expensive machine, there is a lot of damage that untrained and under supervised students could do to it. There isn't a way that it can be purchased outright by any of us. Sad, sad, sad!