PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many kids, and parents, are dreading the words “back to school” as we head into August. A new survey by the National Retail Federation shows parents of students in kindergarten through 12th grade expect to drop $700 on average for school supplies this fall.
A big chunk of that is on clothing and accessories.READ MORE: Radnor Community Rallies To Save 'Raider' Name Ahead Of School Board Meeting
Electronics, such as computers, calculators and phones came in second.READ MORE: Tyree Roundtree Shot, Killed By Co-Worker Over $1,500 In Construction Wages, Philadelphia Police Say
“It seems that more and more schools are requiring you to have these things, no surprise there,” said Mark Matthews, of the National Retail Federation.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children Ages 12-15
Parents of college-bound students expect to spend about $1,000. Most of their money will go towards electronics, followed by dorm furnishings.