Hand sanitizer and even iPads are driving supply list prices higher
TeacherLists, a site that hosts thousands of schools’ supply lists, just released some numbers from the 2015 lists it oversees. According to the company, the average student is on the hook for $70.93.
That number was taken from an analysis of more than 300,000 supply lists. The analysis chalks the rising costs to shrinking school budgets, the addition of more non-learning supplies like cleaning products, and pricey new tech items. Supplies like facial tissues, disinfectant wipes, hand wipes, and hand sanitizer are among the most frequently requested items.
“For several years now, we’ve seen school supply lists become longer due to the addition of these new item categories,” said Tim Sullivan, founder of TeacherLists. “There are still great deals at back-to-school time which keep supply prices low. But as the lists grow longer, the total amount parents are spending rises.”…Read More