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Teacher back-to-school funds: What do you give?

8 years 10 months ago #168325 by mconnery
We give each classroom $200 to start the year. We have a couple of classes that have 2 part-time teachers, so it wouldn't be fair to give each teacher the full $200 each. We do not require receipts. They always tell us how much they appreciate it and are able to buy things for the classroom they might not have otherwise.
8 years 11 months ago #168300 by Howard
Our PFA gives each teacher $400 for the school year. Teachers appreciate it because they'd otherwise be taking money out of their own money for classroom supplies (to cover the parents who can't afford to or didn't bother to bring in their own supplies or classroom money).
9 years 2 weeks ago #167533 by Kwilliams903
We give each teacher a giftcard to the local supply store. One as school starts and another before Christmas break
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9 years 1 month ago #167446 by HuskyPride
We have over 100 teachers, they don't get anything for back to school! We do pay for all the student field trips, and pay for several in school programs during the year, as well as purchasing all of the playground and other outdoor equipment. We've been talking about doing a small amount for each grade next year that they can choose to use either for supplies, or for a grade level only program.

I find it bizarre that your parents are complaining about teachers getting money to buy classroom supplies. Do they think the teachers should be buying it out of their own pocket? Would they prefer to get a giant shopping list from their teacher at the start of the year? Or do their kids just not need pencils and paper?
9 years 2 months ago #167414 by PTOSunshine
We give each of our teachers $350 a year. They can use this for supplies or to subsidize field trips or whatever.
9 years 7 months ago #166515 by Anonymous
Replied by Anonymous on topic Teacher back-to-school funds: What do you give?
We give each classroom $100.00. I know that is not a lot, but the teachers really appreciate it.
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