Our oldest granddaughter signed up for photography at her HS, and started in digital. She then asked to try film. They gave her a camera, a very nice Vivitar, but it broke. The film transport was stuck. So, they gave her a second camera that seems OK. We gave her a camera as well.
Anyhow, as it turns out, there is no budget to repair the broken camera and no money to replace it (them). So, as they break down, they are just taken out of service it seems and analog photography will thus begin a slow decline.
I'm not sure of the details as this comes in abbreviated form from a teen over dinner, but it seems a shame to see analog die this way, when there are those willing to learn.
I'm not sure if your saying Ron that the school has no budget to repair film cameras, or none to fix any cameras film or digital.