It’s Back to School season which means a lot of great sales and shopping for parents and students but it also is an extremely busy and expensive time for teachers. Before staying home with my kids I taught High School and setting up my classroom was always a focus of my later Summer plans..there were supplies to be bought, ideas of how to set up and organize best. I averaged at least $500 a semester getting the things I needed, most of these items were not reimbursed or provided by the school. I worked in a district that didn’t have a lot of funding or had parents who could afford supplies so a lot fell on the teachers. I wanted to make sure my students had the supplies they needed and this is the case with many teachers.
Savings.com did a 2021 Teacher Spending Survey and discovered that the average amount that teachers spend out of pocket each year is over $500 and only 25% of families could provide supplies for their kids.
Do you know a teacher that could benefit from some extra funding?? Right now you can nominate a teacher to win $500 to spend on their classroom!! If you are a teacher you can nominate yourself. These nominations have to be done before August 19th.
This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.