For the second year, the Greenbrier school district is doing what it can to ease the financial burden on parents in the district.
“Greenbrier Public Schools is excited to announce that all school supplies needed for students in grades [kindergarten through seventh] will be supplied for the 2017-2018 school year,” the school’s website stated.
Superintendent Scott Spainhour said the district partnered with the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to provide the supplies.
“It was a great help to parents last year and the district is thankful to be able to do it again in 2017-18,” he said.
In addition to the regularly listed items, Spainhour said they were also able to add all art supplies as well.
Altogether the supplies cost $104,000, he said.
“Thanks go to both the PTOs from each school and the district for this effort to cover the cost of supplies,” the website stated.
Many positive comments were left under the school’s Facebook post on its page.
Bonita Holley Howland wrote: “I think this is a really wonderful thing.”
Another, Amanda Mattys, mentioned how buying school supplies for three children can be hard and she was thankful for the blessing.
One user, Arkansas Mark, wrote: “That proves it’s about caring and sharing. Proud to say I was raised around there.”
Tiffany Tucker wrote: “Thanks to everyone involved with this y’all have no idea the weight this takes off of us parents during back to school time! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!”