- July 27, 2007 at 5:29 pm #252798
You know, as a Frugal Mom, I have to share a pet peeve that really
grits my teeth every year when school starts. . .
The schools here send a letter home with a list of “Required School
On this list is the following:
Notebooks (7) – the colors are Specified Per Subject. For example-
science notebook must be blue. folder for science class must also be
excuse me? what right does a school district have to tell me exactly
what i have to buy right down to the colors?? sure, walmart has
notebooks on sale for .10 each right now, however, the closest
walmart to me is an hour and a half away. i had an overstock of
notebooks that i purchased on sale last year which now i am being
told my children cannot use because they aren’t the correct color?!
want to know the kicker? if the kids go to school here and the
supplies don’t match those on the list, the kids get a detention.
punished because their parents live on a budget?!
i picked up one of those lists at the entrance of walmart when i was
grocery shopping last week. one school district required each child
to have 7 new boxes of crayons EACH.
In addition, our school provided me with a bill for $20 per child
for a homework planner they will receive on the first day of school.
I’ve already provided a homework planner for my children, so when I
contacted the school I was told, take it back to the store you have
to use the one the school provides.
Isn’t it interesting how our tax dollars provide less and less for
the schools these days.
Other items on the list:
2 boxes of tissues
Purell hand cleaner
At what point do parents put their foot down and tell the
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