The Transylvania Times -

Teacher Supply Closet Seeks Support

 

August 20, 2018

John and Rebekah Huggins, with Retired School Personnel, accept "Pack the Packs" donations from Adrienne David, with Egolf Ford of Brevard. Supply drives boost some items, and volunteers use donations to purchase other items in bulk throughout the year.

To start every school year, Transylvania County Retired School Personnel (TCRSP) seeks and receives generous help to fill the supply closet for classrooms in Transylvania County Schools. Teachers spend more and more out of pocket every year on school supplies, so while every gift makes a difference, the need has never been greater.

A recent study at NC State University found that science teachers nationwide spend an average of $450 each year out of their salary for supplies (www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article21 0927439.html).

A Department of Education survey in 2018 found that t...



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