I saw on my FB this morning that a bunch of my friends have to buy a lot of supplies that are shared among the kids at school--basically they have to stock the classroom with markers, glue, pens, notebooks, paper, paper towels, tissues, Lysol wipes, etc. In some cases specific brands were mentioned!
For other public school parents, are you being asked to stock the classroom with supplies? Was this the norm when you were a kid?
My LO is a few years away from this but I had no idea that this was normal here. When I was a kid, we never had to supply anything that was not for personal use. I just needed my own personal binder, pencil box, geometry set, etc.