Why do us parents have to buy school ...
well

Hyden, KY

#123 Aug 17, 2012
so what wrote:
If I had children in LCHS I believe that I would be more concerned with all the other things that are going on more that buying schools supplies!! What about the principal dating the teacher, married teachers dating other married teachers, teachers dating students, pedophites in the schools and God knows what else. Get real people worry about THESE THINGS!
look at stinnet some of their teachers look like they should be dancing on a pole...or standing on a street corner...
stinnett

Hyden, KY

#124 Aug 17, 2012
who are you talking about????
hmmm

Winchester, KY

#125 Aug 17, 2012
I agree with the parents having to buy paper, pencils and stuff like that for their kids , but they should not have to but paper towels dry erase markers, kleenex's and hand sanatizer and all that crap, down here we even have to buy our kids sandwhich bags... really? i mean come on what do the teachers teach with sandwhich bags? cuz the kids never bring anything home with them, buying school supplys for the kids is one thing but we should not have to supply all that other crap the school should have too
heresmy2centsonit wrote:
Teachers are not obligated to provide any bit of the things that you find in their rooms. They are given a "stipend" each year to spend on supplies, which is a pathetic amount. Sometimes, they are generous enough to provide either markers/dry erasers, staples, etc... But in most cases, things like this are ran out or stolen before the first half of the semester.
Other things, such as books, etc, are the decision of the school. Not every classroom gets new books.. Some are setting around with books as old as the hills outside their windows. Whatever department they elect to receive new books get them, the others just suffer & make due until next year.
And, as stated, other supplies, such as pencils, paper, etc. are the responsibility of the parent. Teachers used to be given a decent stipend and could purchase those goods for all of their students. However, with the rising costs of supplies and the increasing number of students, it makes it hard for a teacher to buy equally for each and every student.
A parent should already be buying their children these supplies anyway. You can usually buy a whole package of number 2 pencils, a small pencil sharpener, and packs of paper or notebooks at the Dollar Store for very cheap... So, what's wrong with you buying them for your own child, to benefit them at home and school, as opposed to the teacher buying them for 18+ children??
now

Wooton, KY

#126 Aug 17, 2012
let me as a ind.way in on this.all the taxes that the regular citizen pays for our schools and pay all other exp.like teachers pay ,electric bills lunch programs .and millions of dollars for corporate welfare ,to the richest people on earth.why cant they supply pencil and paper and the things that kids need .for them to get educated for the purpose of making the big boys a living of their taxes.the poor parent should never be ask to supply their kids with these things.that my opi.
now

Wooton, KY

#127 Aug 17, 2012
here is the correct amount that was given to the top richest men in America your taxes as just a gift they didn't even need.by your elected officials in congress and the house.the last 5 yrs. grab your seat's this is shocking.450 billion dollars your taxes.and the school cant furnish paper and pencil for its kids.something is wrong here for sure .give me a break.
Who

Hyden, KY

#128 Aug 18, 2012
Just let them go without.
mo

Hyden, KY

#129 Aug 18, 2012
We are all paying school taxes, but the money doesn't go to the teachers or kids. You are paying for all the renovation the board has decided to make, especially to their new offices. Let's also not forget all the made up high paying jobs we help pay for. Heard they made up another job just his week. Our hard earned dollars keep the good old boys club going. It's not the teachers faults, but the administration. If you're tired of it, vote out your board members and the get rid of the big man. Until then, it's only going to get worse.
parent of three

Evarts, KY

#131 Aug 18, 2012
supplies for school are so expensive.
Anonymus Proxy

Knoxville, TN

#132 Jul 30, 2013
heresmy2centsonit wrote:
Teachers are not obligated to provide any bit of the things that you find in their rooms. They are given a "stipend" each year to spend on supplies, which is a pathetic amount. Sometimes, they are generous enough to provide either markers/dry erasers, staples, etc... But in most cases, things like this are ran out or stolen before the first half of the semester.
Other things, such as books, etc, are the decision of the school. Not every classroom gets new books.. Some are setting around with books as old as the hills outside their windows. Whatever department they elect to receive new books get them, the others just suffer & make due until next year.
And, as stated, other supplies, such as pencils, paper, etc. are the responsibility of the parent. Teachers used to be given a decent stipend and could purchase those goods for all of their students. However, with the rising costs of supplies and the increasing number of students, it makes it hard for a teacher to buy equally for each and every student.
A parent should already be buying their children these supplies anyway. You can usually buy a whole package of number 2 pencils, a small pencil sharpener, and packs of paper or notebooks at the Dollar Store for very cheap... So, what's wrong with you buying them for your own child, to benefit them at home and school, as opposed to the teacher buying them for 18+ children??
Here's my Kid's List this year ->
http://powelles.knoxschools.org/modules/group...
BigBlue

Bloomington, IL

#133 Jul 31, 2013
Well you will have to buy the supplies because the state tells you to, and that's the end of the subject. Just remember that most teacher’s only work ten months out of school calendar year, with all holidays off which includes over two weeks of vacation for Christmas and new year’s. The question I would like to know is why grade schools and high schools have spring breaks? No wonder a lot of state school employees have so much annual and sick leave build up, and some of the best retirement plans in the nation. It would be nice if Kentucky published all state and county employees’ incomes like a lot of states are doing. It would open a lot of tax payer’s eyes. You would be shocked how much some of the senior state employees make…
Libertarian

Kuttawa, KY

#134 Jul 31, 2013
Education is best provided by the free market. We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended. We call for the repeal of the guarantees of tax-funded, government-provided education, which are found in most state constitutions. We condemn compulsory education laws, and we call for an immediate repeal of such laws.
you have

Hyden, KY

#135 Jul 31, 2013
the same problems in a free mkt. the ones own the schools charge to much and poor kids parents cant afford to school their kids .it like big oil they raise oil and gas ever time the economy picks up a little and food to.
wow

Hyden, KY

#136 Jul 31, 2013
If education for your child is such a low priority that you can't be bothered with buying school supplies, you have serious issues. Learning is pretty important. People from Leslie county can be anything they wish to be. But you have to get past this ignore culture which doesn't respect knowledge.

Take your child's education seriously, and teach them to prize it as well. It will open a lot of doors. We have people from this county that have went on to do very well. We have researchers, physicists, doctors and lawyers that were born and educated right here.

Just buy your kids some school supplies instead of wasting your money on cigarettes, junk food and drugs to slowly kill yourself with.
BigBoss

Bloomington, IL

#137 Aug 1, 2013
wow wrote:
If education for your child is such a low priority that you can't be bothered with buying school supplies, you have serious issues. Learning is pretty important. People from Leslie county can be anything they wish to be. But you have to get past this ignore culture which doesn't respect knowledge.
Take your child's education seriously, and teach them to prize it as well. It will open a lot of doors. We have people from this county that have went on to do very well. We have researchers, physicists, doctors and lawyers that were born and educated right here.
Just buy your kids some school supplies instead of wasting your money on cigarettes, junk food and drugs to slowly kill yourself with.
You sure you are talking about Leslie County Kentucky?
youknowme

Wooton, KY

#138 Aug 1, 2013
When I was a child, my parents had to buy my supplies. Schools have different options today. Parents at my school can donate $15 per child for school supplies to be purchased by the teacher. I don't think it is too much to ask to donate a roll of paper towels or a box of tissues. We are blessed too to have Mission of Hope and Big Creek Missions to come to our schools at the beginning and offer free back packs, paper, pencils and other school supplies to the students and teachers. A lot of items on these lists can be reused each year (binders, calc., rulers, etc). Think smart and quit complaining. Teachers spend countless dollars of their own money preparing lessons, activities, decor for the room, and when little Johnny doesn't have a pencil, that teacher makes sure he does. Teachers are tax payers too. Stop griping and help out.
Oh come on

Middlesboro, KY

#139 Aug 1, 2013
Don't buy Kleenex, paper towels, bags, hand sanitizer, or anything else that is suppose to be for the kid you purchased it for. They don't get to use it anyways and they end up going home with the teacher as fast as you can pack it in. Buy the basic paper and pencil stuff. As far as pencils go, come on be reasonable. You're gonna need a lot at home in case your kid loses theirs. Don't go buy dry erase stuff either for the class room. The state provides it. They still use chalk too in some schools. Whatever the teacher buys out of their pockets extra they can write off their taxes. The state gives them a set amount for supplies. If you do buy stuff, get the elcheapo stuff. Don't break your bank for the teachers.
concerned parent

Hyden, KY

#140 Aug 1, 2013
I just saw on facebook they are wanting $30 to register your kid for kindergarten and first grade at Stinnett for their supplies. You have a class of at least 15 kids and at $30 a kid that is a lot of money for the classroom (450.00) Most parents do not spend 30 on school supplies. Does everyone think this is a fair amount to pay? I think it is crazy.
Chucky

United States

#141 Aug 1, 2013
you have wrote:
the same problems in a free mkt. the ones own the schools charge to much and poor kids parents cant afford to school their kids .it like big oil they raise oil and gas ever time the economy picks up a little and food to.
You obviously aren't familiar with the education system. You must be a Obama supporter from the looks of your spelling and grammar!!!
what

Hyden, KY

#142 Aug 1, 2013
Chucky wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously aren't familiar with the education system. You must be a Obama supporter from the looks of your spelling and grammar!!!
can you say that again cant hardly here what you are saying.my left eye is stopped up.
TheMan

Mascoutah, IL

#143 Aug 2, 2013
youknowme wrote:
When I was a child, my parents had to buy my supplies. Schools have different options today. Parents at my school can donate $15 per child for school supplies to be purchased by the teacher. I don't think it is too much to ask to donate a roll of paper towels or a box of tissues. We are blessed too to have Mission of Hope and Big Creek Missions to come to our schools at the beginning and offer free back packs, paper, pencils and other school supplies to the students and teachers. A lot of items on these lists can be reused each year (binders, calc., rulers, etc). Think smart and quit complaining. Teachers spend countless dollars of their own money preparing lessons, activities, decor for the room, and when little Johnny doesn't have a pencil, that teacher makes sure he does. Teachers are tax payers too. Stop griping and help out.
WOW, teachers have to use their on money to prepare lessons, and actives in their class rooms. Well all this time I thought teachers were paid salaries, and good ones at that, along with great retirement plans and better time off than bankers.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hyden Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Bible study rules for public schools proposed (Feb '10) 19 min Mike Duquette 143,053
I miss u 2 hr hungry 21
circle t 3 hr hungry 1
days like today 4 hr truefriendsnfamily 1
OBama Needs To Go (Jul '09) 6 hr --Crack Rabbit-- 19,605
Flacky Trash 10 hr there you go 12
Tracy Chappell 17 hr health department 1
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Hyden Mortgages