Seattle Public Schools

January 12, 2011 by USA Post 

Seattle Public Schools, Seattle lawyer Chris Davis and his wife Mischelle launched a program to help public school teachers get the classroom supplies they need without having to dip into their own pockets. The Davis Law Group School Supplies Donation Program will give a card and 100 Office Depot gifts every week to a teacher who deserves Seattle public school and his class.

According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSE), a huge 97% of public school teachers often dip into their own pockets to buy school supplies. NSSE states that public school teachers from the United States spent over $ 1.33 billion and out of pocket on supplies and materials for the 2009-2010 school year.

“My mother’s mother and Chris were both public school teachers,” said Mischelle Davis. “When we learned that teachers pass and 356 per year on average from their own money on school supplies, we knew we wanted to help.”

The poor economy shriveled and school budgets have forced officials to make drastic reductions in expenditures. The cuts are so deep that teachers have to spend their own money to buy basic supplies for students. This is not fair. Teachers now spend much money on software, educational games, paper, pencils, crayons, glue and similar materials. And some are buying supplies for students who simply cannot afford to buy the essentials.

“We wanted to find a way to recognize teachers for their commitment and help relieve some of their financial burdens,” said lawyer Chris Davis.

Each week during the school year Davis Law Group will provide a map and 100 Office Depot gift to a lucky teacher Seattle Public Schools to use in her classroom. Anyone can nominate a teacher for this program, including teachers and students, parents and administrators.

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