Parents deal with school supply wallet shock
Some parents are thinking that the cost of school supplies are getting out of hand.
From pencils with the right kind of erasers to chess sets to the right kind of tablet, the list of school supplies they have to buy each year is getting longer... and pricier.
And many parents don't see any alternatives.
Terri Piunnio is already paying a hefty price tag to send her three elementary school age kids to a private school in Outremont.
So she says the extra money she spends on supplies for each child each year is an added burden she could do without.
"Just for the supplies and books, I'm looking at about $500 per child," she says.
She has discussed the ever increasing bills with other parents but they all take it in stride, saying it's the cost of sending their kids to school.
And as a working mother she doesn't have time to attend school committees to draw attention to the issue.
She'd like to know just how much she'll be spending over the course of the year so she could budget accordingly.