Arlington families continue to benefit from school supplies provided by the district

  • Friday, September 7, 2018 1:41pm
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ARLINGTON- Arlington Public Schools for the third year in a row will make good on its goal to provide school supplies for all students.

In 2014, a Fees Committee reviewed the costs of items like school supplies that impacted families. The school board sought ways to ease the financial strain, which led to the district’s decision to provide most basic school supplies to students.

“It’s important to the school board that there are no barriers to learning for our students,” board president Jeff Huleatt said.

Elementary school families are asked to provide backpacks and middle and high school students require PE uniforms, binders, dividers, pencils, with backpacks optional. Resources are available at the schools for those families who have trouble providing thos items.

“This year I didn’t stress about getting the right kind of school supplies for each kid’s classroom,” Arlington parent Mary Levesque said. “Instead, I took my four kids to the beach. We saved a bunch of money, time and stress. ” The district’s support “shows you care about making sure all kids have all the materials they need to be successful.”

The Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Back to School Resource Fair” Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Post Middle School to help families with other resources students might need for school.

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