Morning Meeting: The Cost Of Back To School

Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:32 am
By: Karen Sherman
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- We’re talking to Minnehaha County commissioners about an accounting error of more than $500,000.  The group had narrowed down the budget increase, but now they have to work in these expenses before September 28.

- The famed Vivian hailstone from Friday unofficially set a world record in weight and size.  And it’s already a most-read story on KELOLAND.com.  Over 37,000 views in the short time it’s been online!  You can watch the story below:

http://video.keloland.com/kelo/072710hail.flv

- I was surprised to see school supply lists near the entrances of stores a couple weeks ago.  While I don’t have to worry about it anymore, it’s on the minds of plenty of families across KELOLAND.

A new survey shows that the cost of sending a high school student back to school is around $1,000.  ($474 for elementary and $545 for middle school)  This takes into account basic supplies and extra curricular fees, etc.  We’re going to take a closer look and see how we compare to the national average.

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How much do you typically spend on back-to-school shopping?  (Don’t worry about including fees for activities or other related costs.)  Do you have any tips for someone looking to save on school supplies?

Check out Your Money Matters tonight at 10 for the story.

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