my son is in kindergarten in public school but i seems like we have spent a fortune in "school and classroom supplies". on the first day of school the teacher sent home a list of "classroom supplies" that was mandatory and had to be brought in by monday of the next week. and i swear to you it cost a $150. on the list were things like: 10 boxes 25 count crayons (they had to be crayola), 10 bottles elmer's white glue, 5 pkg. 100 count brown lunch bags, 5 rolls white paper towel, 5 pkg 3x5 index cards, paper plates, baby wipes, hand sanitzer, the list went on and on, plus we had to send $5 for extras. at the time i thought no big deal this is for the whole school year, right?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by justanotherjen at 12:13 AM on Jan. 16, 2009
What the HECK???????????? That is ridiculous. Is your school district ready to claim bankruptcy? There is no way that a class room of 20 kids needs to buy that much stuff. What in the world do they need 10 bottles of glue apiece for? If everyone buys 10 thats 200 bottles of glue ROFLLLLLL. Are they eating it for snack??? And 10 boxes of crayons. Are you all going to get the excess back at the end of the year? We have never been asked for that. WE get notes home about donating lysol and hand sanitizer but nothing like you listed. Teachers get a budget. Sounds like your teacher went over board. I would be happy to provide my daughter whatever she needs but I refuse to pay for the whole class. We simply cannot afford it.
Answer by mistynights234 at 12:24 AM on Jan. 16, 2009
Budgets are being cut in the most important places: schools and education. However, I still find this strange. When I was in school (and I'm only 23) we were only required to provide what we would need for ourselves. I went to a small private school and everything basically had to be 100% tuition or parent funded. Our school sought donations for art supplies and when we needed tissues we brought them in a box at a time as needed.Â I don't see the need for one parent to supply the entire classroom with anything it might need for an entire year.Â On the other hand, if your children attend public school...that's really all your paying for.Â Â Because of my own life circumstances, I feel more badly for parents, like my parents, who paid private school tuition but still had to pay the public school tax for an education their child didn't even use.
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:46 AM on Jan. 16, 2009