This article about the Northshore district appeared in today's Times. Apparently,they have, in administrators' contracts, this deal:
"The deal allows top managers and supervisors $1,800 over three years to purchase personal technology for home use and be reimbursed with district money. The purchases do not have to be job-related."
And, they get to keep, for themselves, whatever they buy. So that big screen tv that an administrator bought to "use" as a monitor when he hooks it up to a computer was work-related. Ditto the ipod.
This was a district that just dropped a plan to close an elementary school because they said they had to save money.
I guess we can count our blessings.