According to the National School Supply List Registry, TeacherLists.com, there is a growing emphasis on clean in the classroom. Clean in classrooms is important for good reasons. Last year the flu season hit schools extremely hard, even closing entire schools for multiple days. In preparation for the impending flu season, parents can join educators at child care centers and schools at working to stash a large stockpile of germ fighting necessities.
Clean classroom supplies are needed
Unfortunately, for many institutions, supplies are slim. Educators often have to find ways to fund these supplies themselves. In a recent survey conducted by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers paid $1.6 billion of their own money for classroom supplies last year. And as prices are expected to climb, teachers will either have to pay more or go without. Parents can help alleviate flu-fighting expenses and facilitate healthy environments by fulfilling teachers’ wish lists for clean classroom supplies.
What’s needed to facilitate clean classrooms and to defend against the flu season? In a recent data dump of more than 350,000 school supply lists from the registry, facial tissues, paper towels and hand sanitizer were ranked as the first, second and third most-requested products this winter. Teachers also are requesting hand wipes and disinfecting wipes to keep their classrooms clean for the season.
Help local schools stock up
TeacherLists.com is a free website that gives educators a platform to share these needs with parents and the community on a year-bound basis. More than 20,000 schools from all 50 states have lists on the site. Preventing a flu epidemic starts with preparation, so keep students safe by helping local schools stock up. To see what your local school is wishing for in preparation for this flu season, go to TeacherLists.com and search by zip code.
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