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Teachers Take on School Supplies Cost

This year’s back to school spending could add up to well over $26 billion. Students aren’t the only ones stocking up for the first day of school.

Teachers have a back to school checklist of their own. Many end up paying out of pocket to get their classrooms ready for the first day of school.

The Iowa State Education Association says on average, teachers will spend $500 of their own money.

“It is a large expense. It’s one of those things that has become greater as the years have gone on for our folks, but it’s something that they do because they know it’s important for kids,” said Iowa State Education Association President Tammy Wawro.

Nikole Eichelberger is about to start her first year teaching second grade in Washington, Iowa. The Central College grad made the trip to Des Moines to stock up on classroom supplies at the Learning Post. “It’s not easy, but I feel like I want my students to have the best stuff and if it requires me digging into my own pocket, I’ll do that,” said Eichelberger.

Parent teacher organizations can help offset some of those costs. Wawro says the amount varies from district to district and even school to school.

Some retailers offer discounts to teachers.

Teachers Take on School Supplies Cost

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