Rising Costs of Back to School
Ocala--Gainesville Target Manager says o longer on the lists are your usual notebooks, folders and pencils, now school's need more people to help out.
Big budget cuts by the state has Teachers scaling back what they bring in the classroom and are asking the parents to do more to get their children ready for the school year.
Which means that back to school supply list is longer than ever. Tiana Williams says it gets very expensive. She's the mother of 2 school aged children says she will be looking for ways to save in this final week before classes start.
Though a recent report by the National Retail Federation finds that families will be spending about 85 more dollars this year on back to school supplies than in 2011.
Williams says she does feel like it gets greater as the years go by, as her children go into different grades, that's to be expected.
In getting all the things needed for a successful school year, the costs can add up quickly.
For some parents, the solution is smart shopping, but that's not always enough.
Williams says you have to rob Peter to pay Paul. It's just the way we're living right now. It's just tough times.
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