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Question of the Week – April 8: School supplies

Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, surrounded by fellow Republican Senate and House members and Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, announced a Senate bill that would bypass districts to provide classroom supply funds directly to teachers for their classrooms. 

The bill would create the Teacher Classroom Supply Program, which would give teachers $400 to spend on classroom supplies. Teachers would be able to use a ClassWallet app to purchase classroom supplies directly or to get reimbursed for purchases made locally.

For more on this, read our piece on the announcement of the bill and reactions to it from State Board of Education members.

Then, share your thoughts with us about school supply funding by answering our question of the week.