Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-21 19:27:17 –
Versailles, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Believe it or not, we’re just around the corner from the beginning of school.
After a difficult year and a half, navigating face-to-face and distance learning, schools in Woodford County are trying to relieve the stress of shopping for supplies in the new semester.
Brittany Washington in Versailles has already begun to think about the cost of school supplies.
“It was a big headache that was reassuring to us,” she told LEX18.
Washington has five children — three from kindergarten to fifth grade. This year, Woodford County schools will be able to provide all K-5 children with free supplies such as pencils, glue sticks and crayons.
“Through the K-5, we have significantly reduced the burden on parents and students at that level,” said Danny Adkins. “When you enter junior high school, junior high school, and high school, you have very few supplies.”
According to Adkins, each student estimates that they will receive about $ 25 worth of supplies.
“Whenever we can spend money to help our children, whether health, safety or otherwise educational, if we spend it on our children, we do it the way it should be. Use it, “Adkins said.
“I just lifted a lot of weight from my shoulders, mainly because I wasn’t hired and my husband was hired, but there’s still more work to be done,” Washington said.
Based on an estimated $ 25 worth of supplies for each child, it could cost Washington a total of about $ 75.
“It was the best news I’ve ever had. In fact, I told two of my classmates that I was in college and now I’m working. I’m very excited to have the best news I’ve ever had. I said I was doing it, “Washington said.
Administrators expect each student to be ready with these fixtures by the first day of school.