CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Back to school supplies can set a family back quite a bit of money, especially when there are several school aged children in a household.
Uniforms, calculators, and even cleaning supplies are now required purchases ahead of the start of school year some places.
Cleveland 19 News reporter Jen Picciano went shopping around at several local stores, armed with the supply lists from some area schools.
Second graders at Crestwood Elementary School in Elyria need a lot of the usual supplies like crayons, glue sticks and wide pencils. But they're also asked to come with a set of headphones, addition and subtraction flashcards and boxes of tissues. The entire list will run parents $68.74 at Target.
Fourth graders going to Parma Park Elementary School in Parma Heights will need things like wide magic markers, folders and notebooks. Teachers there are also asking for ear buds, baby wipes, index cards and Ziploc bags.
That list will run you more than $100 at Walmart.
They'll also need to get a paint shirt for art class and shoes and socks for physical education.
Sixth graders at Lewis Mayer Middle School in Fairview Park will need to bring Colored pencils, notebook paper and Sharpies.
In addition, they'll need graphing paper, disinfectant wipes and dry erase markers. To fill that list, it'll run you $32.41 at Marc's, not including a computer cover or case.
And eighth graders heading to Shaker Heights Middle School have a shorter list. They'll need things like a binder, pencil case and highlighters. You can get those for less than $10 at Marc's. But that doesn't include the cost of a calculator, computer flash drive and gym clothes (which will be an additional $16).