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Teachers spending out of pocket for supplies, projects and field trips

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 10, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    As a retired & former teacher, I often sent letters to businesses asking for donations.

    I received tens of thousands over the years for field trips, and other projects.

    It's a tax deduction for these businesses, and my classes benefited from this.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    May 12, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    worf:

    Good to try these sources but they aren't giving as much as they were in the past...

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 13, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    @Howard Beal:

    I don't know about today, but you can try more letters. Utility companies worked well.

    The biggest obstacle may be administrative approval. If it wasn't mentioned in the handbook, I did it without asking.