Parents looking for ways to save on back-to-school purchases


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  • K Mchenry, IL
    Aug. 19, 2013 11:38 p.m.

    Child still needs a pair of shoes, undies, socks, clothes. The only thing a homeschooling child might be saved is that extra pair of shoes to be left at school for gym. Unless they get the use of the public school gym and need particular shoes for that. A homeschooling child may spend way more on curriculum than what a public school child pays in book fees.

    The only real school supplies! notebooks and pencils and such cost little. Maybe $20 a kid. Older kids need the special calculators that can be costly. But usually last three years.

    The non school supplies like kleenex would also be something the parents would be providing in a homeschool situation.

    Backpacks if bought from a high end place can last years. But older ones can be used as travel and sports bags.

    It is an exciting time of year.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Aug. 19, 2013 10:15 p.m.

    A great way to save on back to school purchases is to home school. The money can then be put to real educational experiences.