Comments on: Public school student? Bring your own supplies Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: MamaC326 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:04:14 +0000 I have 2 daughters in public school in Ohio and we have purchased all of the above items as well as about a dozen more per child. There is also a $20/child supply fee. It frustrates me on 1 hand, but I sort of understand on another. Everyone pays property taxes that contribute to funding the schools. However, not everyone has school aged children. My father is the president of the school board of a district in PA and he approaches it like a business. Yes, the kids need educated to the best of our abilites, but you cannot spend more than you bring in. I wonder how many school districts truely follow a budget. We recently got our financial report from our district and we are indeed spending more than we bring in. In a perfect world, we could reign that in quickly, but who am I kidding? There’s far to much red tape to go through to fix the outstanding problem.