School supplies are already expensive enough on their own. Buying them after a pandemic, a freeze, and two hurricanes while living in a camper in your front yard make them even harder to afford. The Calcasieu Parish School Board announced recently that they have teamed up partners around the parish to provide a majority of school supplies for grades Pre-K through 8th grade.

CPSB says that students will be provided a majority of their needed school supplies free of charge, but some schools and grade levels might need additional supplies. These supplies will still need to be provided by the student and parent. Hopefully with this new information, it will alleviate a bit of a burden on families still trying to recover from a devastating year, and let the students be able to focus more on school.

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