We have to insure that the children have adequate tools to meet their classroom needs are justified. This is a critical need. Teachers in California (and elsewhere) have a plight now that is seriously affecting the empowerment of youngsters. In California schools, there is certainly insufficient budget money to adequately provide online office supplies in enough quality and quantity to make sure excellent education. And for decades, many teachers have given such supplies at their own expense. Sometimes, paper, pencils, ink cartridges and yes, even books, have been offered at the expense of the teacher!
In past years, we have seen both a Federal as well as a State tax allowance that helped teachers using this effort. But recently both the State and Federal regulations and tax breaks have already been abandoned. Parent groups yet others do donate supplies (I have done), there is however still a significant shortfall. And with the explosion of class sizes, additional faculty means new (and younger) teachers… hardly capable of add the burden of providing supplies with their own individual budgets.
Teachers spend large sums on school supplies that, in times past, were offered by the School Districts. The administrators are certainly not to blame… budget crunches have serious impacted their ability to maintain current instructional levels. There are a few organizations across the country that are helping, but not enough.
Late summer means looking for school supplies. Similar to their public school counterparts, families with students attending private school invest some time poring on the supply lists, scouring the house for items they already have and going to a store or going online to purchase what else is required. Each private school has its own method of dealing with supplies. Some charge a supply fee then provide everything. Others suggest families provide items for the classroom, including computer paper or facial tissues, that will be used by all. Most private schools ask families to offer the supplies their child uses during the year. Private schools also charge a textbook fee or have students purchase their particular textbooks; require families to provide a uniform or clothing for their child that fits a dress code; and assess a transportation fee or ask families to move students.
Tips for Buying Private School Supplies While the supply and textbook lists will differ according to your child’s grade level and the sort of private school they are attending, a couple of words of advice are universal. Get an up-to-date set of wholesale distributors out of your child’s school or website. It will list specific items and sizes which will be required. For instance, oheyfa might need extra long sheets to your child’s bed or all of the towels must be white, since they are washed together in a bleach solution. Specific storage items like footlockers maybe required since dorms rooms may have limited space. Electrical devices may be limited because of the wiring in a building. All personal items should be labeled permanently together with your child’s name as recommended from the school.