Times are rough all over. That being said however, the budget crisis faced by schools around the country is mind boggling. We are being asked to help come up with ideas for saving money on top of losing more than 50% of the school operations budget. Already on the chopping block are classroom supplies, textbooks, paper for photocopiers, school building maintenance. I don't know where this is going to end, but I do know that this will have long-term consequences for all of us.