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Really? Is this normal for school supplies?

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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I may be an old fogie, but I don't recall ever having to provide paper towels, cleaning spray, copy paper, hand soap, hand wipes, and the like for my class growing up. DD's school supply list is for kindergarten, and the only "academic" stuff on the list is glue sticks and crayons (for communal use) and a single folder for her to transport homework. Granted, our school district has been in a budget crisis for two years, but is this normal these days? Dang, no wonder teachers complain about paying for school supplies out of pocket is this is the kind of stuff they have to buy!

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by Ruby Member on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

It is because they aren't given enough money to buy those things for themselves. It is really sad. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Budget cuts- people object to paying higher taxes to help the schools, then get pissy when the school is unable to supply every little thing.

Anything on the list not provided by the students comes out of the teacher's pocket.

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