school supply list= more and more $$$$

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Stacys Mom

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#1 Aug 22, 2009
Why is the school supply list growing outrageous, year after year? I understand the economy is crazy and schools are cutting back b/c money is tight...BUT hello... the $$ is just as tight at home, if not more! We personally dumped $225 alone just for supplies. We have 2 children in school. That is crazy! I was just wondering what are some things on your childs school list that you found to be something that was absurd?
For instance, we must purchase the copy paper now, color and white.
Dry Erasers and markers
Clorox Wipes--(which I don't mind buying these)
Kleenix's
Paper towels
Lysol
4 boxes of crayons per child
multiple glues, etc....
We also have to supply snacks to the entire class a couple times per child....
By the time our kids eat lunch, get milk breaks, we figured it up to be about $60 a month..just for them to go to public school. Crazy... then buying school pics, and forget Book Orders teachers..we are done broke!

I would rather buy half now and half after Christmas break, rather than buying it all in one lump some. The schools need to consider this. We parents are not made of money.

That is my rant for this school year so far.
Carterson

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#2 Aug 22, 2009
should be paying for private schooling for that kind of $$ It's a joke now days, I swear
Madge

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#3 Aug 22, 2009
so glad I am not the only feeling this strain by the schools
Madge

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#4 Aug 22, 2009
oh and those book orders I do not like seeing!

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