Having only taught kindergarten at a private school seven years ago, I have no idea what public schools provides in terms of furniture, books for a classroom library, plastic tubs and other organizers? I was hired to be a 1st grade teacher at a public school, and I read online (from a teacher), that it is better to not buy anything in advance, and to wait until you are finally allowed into your new classroom. What makes me nervous is the thought of there being no books for a classroom library, or things I need to build centers with, etc. I'm used to how public schools operate, where they give you $75 for a classroom budget, then I go out and spend $400 to make the room decent. However, this year, I don't have an extra $400 to spend. That troubles me, because I now fear my room will be depleted looking until I start getting paid in September.