CO says the parents split costs for school, childcare, & extra curriculars. If my children have a dress code for school (not uniforms, just specific things they are allowed to wear) then is this considered a school related expense if I have to go buy these items?
For one of the kids this is his first year having to deal with the dress code so I did have to go out & buy pretty much a new wardrobe (I just went to Once Upon A Child & Goodwill & spent about $80.00 on this one child & got 10 tops & 4 pairs of pants).
My girls were blessed with gifts from a friend of mine who has 2 daughters who out grew their clothing for school. And my ODD passed down clothing to the YDD. So no new clothes this year for the girls. However, ODD WILL need specific items for choir this year. As well as her choir fee (because we have to pay to participate in ECs here in our district).
Would YOU include the cost of the dress code clothing as part of school related expenses?