Every year since kindergarten, maybe even in 4k, we get these school supply lists. They list the supplies we're supposed to send to school. There is a day they set aside in August, which this year is also photo day, where you're supposed to drop these supplies off during the business day, which mandates a half day, or a full day off work. The total costs of these lists are usually about $100-120. Sometimes the supplies are pooled and distributed amongst the class (which is a huge lesson in Socialism if you ask me), and sometimes they're for the individual student to be used throughout the year. These things irritate the hell out of me. @Sinisters Wife just got a job as a SPED teacher, and believe me, it's NOT teacher salaries that make these lists necessary. Principals and Administrator salaries maybe. In fact...probably. But they make me wonder where my tax money goes. Anyone else deal with these, and what do you think of them?