I know this is a widespread issue in teaching and education, but I find it frustrating when schools expect that teachers provide essential supplies like tissues, pencils, etc. At my school, most teachers seem to provide a lot and my neighbor teacher said she spends $1000 a year. My friend is working in a different district and said that she only receives a case of copy paper a quarter, no supplies, but luckily a $150 reimbursement (which is only this year!!). My school thankfully provides the basics + unlimited copies and I know that is much better than many schools. I personally do not purchase things that I think the school should supply (although I did get a bunch of used stuff through donations) but I will purchase the "extras" if I feel like I want them. Most teachers even buy things like tissue boxes which I do not. Anyways, one of my students apparently has ADHD and we had to do a 504 plan sign off. He is expected to have a fidget toy, scheduled breaks, etc. I asked about getting a fidget for him and apparently it is "up to the teachers." I'm sure I can find something to bring in from home but it seems ridiculous that the teacher is expected to provide something that is required by a student's 504 plan!