Teachers Struggle to Provide Adequate Classroom Supplies
When schools, districts, and states fail to provide necessary educational materials, K-12 public school teachers step in to fill the gaps. On average, teachers spend $459 of their personal funds each year on school supplies, the majority of which will not be reimbursed.
This is an issue that county commissioners and districts should address by ensuring that teacher salaries are not reduced by out-of-pocket expenses they should not be expected to cover. This burden also affects families, who are asked to help supply materials throughout the year.
Insufficient Resources in Schools
With low pay already a concern for educators, the added responsibility of providing basic supplies for students can be overwhelming for both teachers and parents. It is imperative that school systems increase their support to ensure that these essential needs are met. By doing so, we can create a more conducive environment for learning and a brighter future for our students.
Request for Additional Funding for School Supplies in the Upcoming Academic Year
Our goal is to advocate for County Commissioners to provide more essential items (paper, pencils, glue sticks etc.) instead of relying solely on the small budget of the school.
We ask the county commissioners to consider adding $900,000 to the budget for school supplies for the upcoming school year.