A Month Away From School As Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Supplies
GAINESVILLE - With just one more month until school is back in session in North Central Florida, teachers are gearing up for their classrooms and often paying for supplies with their own money.
We spoke to both new and veteran teachers who tell us it's the basics like paper and pens that cost them the most.
One 11 year teacher says she has seen the change from her early years of teaching to now.
She used to have an unlimited budget for supplies, but that has shrunk dramatically - "I was lucky enough when I first started our school I kinda had an unlimited allowance so I got a stock-pile of some things but new teachers coming in now get $100 a year and that is not very much."
We spoke to teachers at a local Gainesville school supply store called The Learning Path.
The store is actually having a teacher exchange day tomorrow, Saturday July 20th, where teachers can trade or sell gently used supplies with one another so nothing goes to waste.
The exchange begins at 8:00 a.m.
Click here for their Facebook page.
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