My DS's school supply list is ridiculous for 2014-2015 school year....
My DS will be attending middle school soon and he'll be in the 6th grade. I got his supplies list in the mail and oh god it's so ridiculous. Here's what he'll be required to have...
15 packs of college ruled paper
5 3-ring binders
50 #2 pencils, can't be mehanical pencils
blue, red, and black ink pens (2 packs each)
5 pocket folders w/ brads
pencil box or pencil pouch
10 charcoal pencils
5 gum erasers
3 box of kleenex brand tissues
2 box of lysol disinfecting wipes
2 germ-x hand sanitizers
scientific calculator for math
2 packs of Expo dry erase markers
2 packs of dry eraser
2 packs of copy paper
laptop for English
8GB USB drive
5 pairs of sweatpants/gym shorts for P.E.
5 pairs of T-shirts for P.E.
extra pair of tennis shoes for P.E.
5 packs of deodorant
$50 donation, cash only
This is for 6th grade, can't imagine what's on the list for 7th and 8th grade probably worse than 6th grade.
Some of those things like kleenex, dry erase markers, cotton swabs, bandaid are probably supplies for teachers. Also they want each student to have a laptop...uh there are quite a bit of students who has low or no income parents and their parents can't afford a laptop for their children and the school won't provide them one. Why in the hell they require each students to bring $50? Is the school on budget cuts that they want every student to bring $50 and some students' parents don't even have a cent to their name. I'm going to ask my DS if he wants to do online school like K-12 instead of attending to that school so I don't have to worry about this bullshit. My DD is only a year old and don't have to worry about that for now until she attends school.
Have you recieve the school supply list yet? Is it better or worse this year than previous years?