Hate going back-to-school-supplies shopping? Well, there’s very good news. If your child is entering pre-K through fifth grade at Athens ISD, you won’t have to this year.
As a show of care and support for its students, Athens ISD is providing all the necessary supplies for its elementary students to begin the 2017-2018 school year. Pens, pencils, papers, scissors, glue, erasers, crayons, compositions books, spiral notebooks, etc., will be waiting on pre-K through fifth-graders when they return to school in August. The supplies will be purchased through the use of federal Title 1 funds. Backpacks will made available upon request, through the generosity of the HELP Center.
“This is something we’ve been considering for a while,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Janie Sims. “We believe this will be beneficial to the families we serve, and we’re always looking for ways to support and encourage our community.”