By Katie StaufferMay 08, 2019 04:30:08A $300 bill is a lot of money to most families, especially when it comes to buying school supplies.
But it’s only a fraction of the price of a new computer, textbooks, textbooks and other school supplies, and it doesn’t include the cost of any new teachers or equipment.
A report released Wednesday by the New York State Department of Education found that the average cost of a student’s school supplies has gone up by almost $500 in the last two years.
The department found that prices for school supplies for all students rose by an average of $1,600 last year.
While the department did not have data on which schools or districts had the highest and lowest cost of school supplies and supplies, the report said it did not find that these districts are paying their teachers more.
The report also found that, of the states with the most school supplies per student, only New York and Maryland had the lowest cost.
The report said that the number of students in New York City’s public schools rose by 11.5 percent last year, but that that was more than offset by an 8.5 percentage point increase in the number who did not attend school, or were home with parents.
The state report said the number in Broward County, Florida, jumped by 14.3 percent, but it also said that there were more students in the county who did attend school in 2017.
In New York, the number rose by 13.3 percentage points, but only by 3.7 percent in the counties with the highest cost of supplies.
The cost of the new textbooks in New Jersey jumped by 5.3 points last year but only rose by 4.1 percent in counties with lowest cost per student.
The department said that although the cost per year of a school supplies package was up last year in New Mexico, the cost had decreased by 0.4 percentage points in the other states.
The number of teachers in New England and the District of Columbia increased by more than 11 percentage points last fall, but the department said there were fewer teachers in the states.
The cost of new teachers increased by 6.3% last year and the number at the top of the pay scale, including principals, rose by 5% to about 4,500.
The data was released as the U.S. Department of Labor begins to take steps to reduce costs for schools and teachers in an effort to keep up with the rise in school costs and make the system more efficient.