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Many still searching for back to school supplies

Benny Sugue Benny Sugue
Jackie Manning Jackie Manning
Analyn Bocoboc Analyn Bocoboc

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 150,000 students headed back to school on Monday.

Back to school also means being prepared with all of those supplies, likes glue and pencils.

Many parents and students flooded the Fisher Hawaii store in Honolulu Monday afternoon, searching for things that might not have been on the original supply list.

Parents like Jackie Manning says she spent less this year, but others say it was a bit more expensive.

"If you buy last minute, it's cheaper, but then mostly, it's all sold out, so you have to buy it before the sale, so it costs more," Kalihi Kai Elementary School parent Benny Sugue said.

On average, parents we spoke to say they spent around $90 per child for supplies this year.

"My oldest one whose in the middle of middle school, didn't need as many things this year, so my cost was a little bit less," Manning said.

Fisher Hawaii managers say they've seen a steady rush of parents since the ending of school on Monday.

"My older one, she knows how to pick now, she's in the 8th grade, so she pick the notebooks that are more expensive," Kalihi Kai Elementary School parent Analyn Bocoboc said.

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