School supplies continue to be provided for Arlington students

School supplies continue to be provided for Arlington students
School SuppliesBasic school supplies for all Arlington students will continue to be provided by the Arlington School District. The district has supplied basic school supplies for all students since 2016.

In 2014, a Fees Committee reviewed the costs of items like school supplies that impacted families. The school board gave direction to find ways to ease the impact of fees on families and approved providing basic school supplies to students.

Elementary families are asked to provide backpacks for their children and middle and high school students require PE uniforms, binders, dividers, pencils and backpacks (optional). Resources are available at the schools for those families who require assistance.

In addition to covering the cost of school supplies, the school board eliminated athletic participation fees for middle and high school students. Summer school tuition was suspended this summer and the tuition cost will continue to be paid by the district for next summer’s classes. Breakfast and lunches are also free for all students for the 2021-22 school year.

“We know the pandemic has had a financial impact on many of our families and we are pleased to ease the burden of any extra costs to our families,” said Dr. Chrys Sweeting, Superintendent.