Southwest ISD to provide free school supplies for elementary and middle school students

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Elementary and middle school students in the Southwest Independent School District will receive free school supplies this upcoming school year.

During a board meeting on Wednesday, trustees voted unanimously to provide school supplies at no cost to parents. They will receive customized, prepackaged kits designed from teacher supply lists.

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Eligible students need to be registered for the 2024-25 school year.

“We understand that back-to-school expenses can add up, and we want to relieve some of that stress for our families,” Southwest ISD Superintendent Jeanette Ball said in a news release. “With this initiative, parents can focus on preparing their children for a successful academic year without the added burden of school supply costs.”

The total cost for the school supplies is $225,000.

Also on Wednesday night, trustees approved a 2% raise for all full-time employees as part of their compensation plan for the upcoming school year. They also approved a $1,000 retention bonus for eligible employees.

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