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Thank a teacher today

Aug. 9. A new school year is soon upon us, and as teachers get ready to welcome students back into their classrooms, they’re spending a pretty penny in the process: An average of $820.14.

So says a new report from MyElearningWorld.

Teachers are now spending about 37% more on school supplies than they were back in 2015, according to Scott Winstead, editor and founder.

How it shapes up

—Non-consumable supplies (books, software, etc.) – $193.55

—Classroom decor – $172.23

—Consumable supplies (pencils, paper, etc.) – $142.70

—Food & Snacks – $121.39

—Prizes – $119.74

—Cleaning supplies – $70.53

The educator expense deduction allows teachers to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses when filing their federal tax returns.

Here’s the full link to the studyhttps://myelearningworld.com/teacher-spending-supplies-2022/