Teachers submitted Purchase Orders for this year's supplies in May.
They weren't processed until a week or two ago.
I was trying to save the school some money, and instead of using our catalog found an online vendor that has lower prices. I especially relied on them for the materials that other schools expect students to provide. Binders. Notebook dividers. Notebook paper. You know, the basics
Think about the past three months. Gas prices are dipping now, but companies are already raising prices.
So my shopping cart of materials is more expensive now than it was then.
School starts next Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll be able to get this processed so the supplies will arrive to an (empty) school on Monday.
At least I didn't try to save too much money and ordered extras of many supplies. Maybe those 30 bumper binders will save enough money to help this go through.
The question: what supplies do you find most necessary for your students?