Classroom Salute with TV 7&4, ABC 29&8 and UpNorthLive.com is an initiative to help teachers and students have the classroom supplies they need.
The education Market Association says that virtually all teachers wind up paying out of pocket for supplies. On average, most spent nearly $500 last year, and one in 10 spent $1,000 or more. All told, a total of $1.6 billion in school supply costs is shifted from parents or increasingly, from cash-strapped districts onto teachers themselves.
TV 7&4, ABC 29&8 and UpNorthLive.com, with our sponsors Williams Chevrolet and Credit Union One, will give away $250 each month to a deserving classroom to be used by the teacher for their classroom needs. To submit your child’s classroom go to http://upnorthlive.upickem.net/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=368505 and complete the nomination form. One classroom will be selected each month, and featured the last Wednesday of the month on TV 7&4 and ABC 29&8.