On average, teachers spend anywhere from $400-$1,000 per year out-of-pocket for school supplies for their classrooms. With salaries frozen and everything getting more expensive, this is quite a burden. Fortunately, there is some help on the way for teachers in Forsyth and Guilford County.
Teachers in Guilford county can get free school supplies at "The Teacher Supply Warehouse" on Yanceyville Street in Greensboro. Donations from the community are needed to keep the warehouse up and running. Here is a link to more info: http://www.guilfordeducationalliance.org/support/teacher-warehouse.phps
Soon, teachers in Forsyth County will have a similar program as well! Here is what info we have about it...
The Educator Warehouse is located at Diggs-Latham Elementary School off Peters Creek. There will be a website to make an appointment, up to 40 teachers a day. Each teacher gets 25 points per quarter. You can spend all 25 points at once, or split up your points into multiple visits during the quarter. The proposed hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30-6:30. Volunteers will be working during these hours to help the teachers. This is a partnership with Forsyth Education Partnership and WS/FCS Council of PTAs (County PTA). While donations have been given, set up and are ready... there are still a lot of details to work out to make this run smoothly. It will open as soon as possible. This has been two years in the making and was inspired from Greensboro's model. Our county PTA President Aleta Bitting has been working on this for two years. We will all be so happy when this resource for our teachers opens!