Why are parents stocking classrooms?
Why is it that we pay taxes for school, but we also have to buy classroom supplies, teachers supplies, etc.
This year when I enrolled my kids in school about a month ago they gave me a list for each child.
I bought everything on those list. It cost around $200.
Then the first day of school was Thursday and they brought home another list from each teacher requiring that I buy even more. That cost around another $100.
I still have to pay a $5 fee for home economics, $5 activity fee for each one, and buy gym clothes. And the gym clothes were $78 for the three of them.
The uniforms are even more expensive. Here is what I have had to buy for the three of them for Vidalia High School and Vidalia Junior High School:
3 Trapper Keepers
5 composition books
11 one subject notebooks
1 three subject notebook
3 pencil bags
3 packs of eraseable ink pens
4 packs of color pencils
2 packs graph paper
8 packs loose leaf paper
9 packs of mechanical pencils
3 packs of dividers
4 boxes of Kleenex
6 rolls of paper towels
2 packs white board markers
3 boxes of baby wipes
3 bottles of hand sanitizer
1 pump soap
1 bottle of Purex laundry soap
1 bottle of dish washing liquid
And this is only the second day. Please see why we have to pay a taxes and do all this. This is public school. A lot of the parents I know are outraged by this. If you are concerned about the supply list, please join me in writing a letter to the newspaper expressing your experiences.