January 2012 Issue
December 21, 2011

Out of pocket

Source: NYSUT United
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Cumulatively, members have reported spending between $27,700 – $42,850 since we asked educators to start logging their out-of-pocket spending with us.

"I always buy incidental items — snacks, cereal, special stickers, etc., but I just bought an iPad 2 for my students ... Last year there was talk of a grant to get me one but it never went through," said Siouxzanne Harris of the Arlington TA. She spent $499 for the device.

Join the discussion! We can only count what you report. Visit us online at www.facebook.com/NYSUTUnited to answer this month's question: How much did you spend out-of-pocket in December? (Or email your monthly expenditures to bsandber@nysutmail.org. Write "out of pocket" in the subject line.)

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