Spinoff...How much $$ do you get from your school for back to school purchases?

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  1. LMichele

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    The other thread got me curious?

    This year we will be getting $200, which is $50 more than last year. The local district gives teachers $45, but we don't follow that since my administration doesn't think that's enough to stock a room for the new year. Our school gives us $140 $ the PTA adds $60 to that.
     
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  3. JustMe

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    Between 400 and 500 for the year.
     
  4. 1stGradeRocks

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    $75 this year
     
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    $0
     
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    $0 here, too.
     
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    $0
     
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    $100.00 and I have to use that to buy school supplies for both myself and every student with it when I run out, but sometimes the secretary sneaks me stuff:whistle:.
     
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    Each classroom teacher gets $300. I was able to get more (somewhere between $1,000-$1,500), I think mostly because I have so many grade levels and so many after school groups. My musical alone cost almost $500. I'm lucky that my school has the money to fund a music program.
     
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    $200 per year.
     
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    $0.
     
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    Our kids pay $15 supply fee. I get $10 of that...for the ones that pay. Usually it works out to about $150 a year. I'm not complaining, though, it's more than I got at my old school ($0).
     
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    We get $100 for our start up orders from the district warehouse that we do in the spring for the following year, and then $100 that PTO will reimburse us for purchases.
     
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    Every teacher receives $200. When I began there 12 years ago, every teacher had $650 per year.
     
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    $250

    If money is around, our P will reimburse us further on a case by case basis. But that's not gonna happen this year! We had a $275,000 budget cut. :|
     
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    This year, $200.
    Last year, $100.
    Before that, I think it was $400.

    Classrooms with labs (e.g. science, foods, welding) get more.
     
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    We get $500 a year, but $100 is kept for paper and toner so really $400.
     
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    zero
     
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    $150/year, and the principal can find more money if it's for a needed item(s).
     
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    We can request items to be purchased, but there is no guarantee they will be purchased for us.

    Last year, my teaching partner and I requested a set of board games for $50 and got it. This year we requested two filing cabinets for $500. Don't know if we'll get that one...
     
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    We get $300. I don't think it's enough (I end up spend another $100 myself on things like glue, crayons and notebooks), but seeing as how many of you get much less I should be thankful for what I have!!
     
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    From the school? $0

    From the state? Usually a little less than $200... the check comes in November :rolleyes:
     
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    Our school gets $400 per grade level. We have to split that 4 ways and can only use it to buy materials through the school district's "supply store." You know, what THEY feel is important to the classroom (all lined paper options are an off brown color, cheap pencils, basic colored pencil, marker, crayon sets, etc.). There are a few good items, but overall, it's a pretty sad selection.
     
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    Wow! Here I was upset that we got only $100. :blush: I spent $50 of mine on fabric for my bulletin boards today...
     
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    Our secretary will order specific items that we've requested for us at the rate of approximately $300 per teacher per year (and slightly more as needed, if the budget allows). However, if we choose to go out and buy things on our own, we get reimbursed at the rate of $0 per year.
     
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    We have to complete our budget for the next school year by March 1st. We aren't given a specific dollar amount, but we're told to only order things that we really need. I usually order consumables. I spend my own money on things that I can keep and reuse (resource books, storage materials, furniture, etc.). I usually ask for everything I want (within reason), with the assumption that my principal will just tell me "no" if she sees anything she doesn't want me to purchase. I think I spent around $200 this year.

    We have to order from specific catalogs, and the items are usually very overpriced. We cannot purchase things and then turn in receipts to get reimbursed.
     
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    We just send our secretary a list of basic supplies we need like pens and paper clips. We write requisitions for the rest, which are usually approved.
     
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    :rofl:

    Nada.

    We will get about a hundred to use for a catalog order in the spring.
     
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    $0
     
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    $50
     
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    To all those who are given zero, does the school supply tape, staples, printer ink, etc.?
     
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    My school is fortunate (other schools in my district are not as fortunate).
    We have pretty much unlimited construction paper, glue, Sharpies, pens, tape, and staples. We can get limited crayons, Expos, and pencils. If we ask really nicely, we can get a pencil sharpener, some clay, scissors, or rulers.
    We get 1 toner for our printer per year. I was very frugal this year and only went through 2. I normally go through 3-4.

    Notebook paper, more than a few packs of pencils, printer paper, etc... we are on our own.
     
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    $0

    BUT, we do have a supply room with year round access to pencils, construction paper, regular paper, (although our printer paper is limited to 4 reams a year), glue, crayons, yarn, erasers, ballpoint pens, highlighters, etc. We have to record all the items we take, though, and a there is someone manning the supply room, so we can't just go in there and take as much as we want.

    We also get toner for the printers.

    We get whiteboard markers, too...to a point. They are very stingy.
     
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    We don't get printers in my district. I really miss having one.
     
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    Nope.

    And we don't have individual printers - we share between five or six teachers with the printer in a central location.
     
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    We have a supply room also but we write down what we want and someone delivers it to us usually the next day. I have never been turned down for any materials no matter the quantity. We then get $500 to spend on other things such as curriculum materials for the year. We can spend it at any point. I could ask for the money ahead of time and go to the teacher store (or any store) to buy things or someone in the office can order online for me.
     
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    I'm in the zero category too. We also don't have individual printers-you have to print in the lounge-if they are out of ink, you are out of luck for a few days. There's no color ink on campus. I even have to buy things like pens and staples for myself. Last year we were even given a box of copy paper that was supposed to last us the whole year-I had 28 kids in my class so I was even buying copy paper by the end of the year.
     
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    $300. We are part of a seven town consortium. That gives each district better buying power as bids go out for supply catalogs to offer better prices to our districts. I spend most of my $ on the bid catalog as I get more for the money that way.
     
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    Nothing, but my school does have a pretty well-stocked supply closet with markers, pencils, paper, index cards, stickies, file folders, crayons, etc.

    But for anything other than basic office supplies we are completely on our own.
     
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    $400, but that's from several districts due to the nature of my job.
     
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    We get zero. There is no supply closet. If you ask, and if we have some money in the budget, we can order a small quantity of stuff -- but I haven't had new construction paper in the 3 years I've worked there.
     
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