School Supply Delivery Information
In the past, the Chamber of Commerce sponsored a "Back to School Fair" each August. Vendors set up tables with information, and backpacks full of grade level supplies were distributed to any JISD student who came to the BTS Fair.
During the COVID-19 pandemic last year (2020-21), the BTS Fair was handled differently so as to avoid close contact. The generous sponsors in Jacksonville still contributed to the drive, and $30,000 worth of school supplies and backpacks were purchased. These supplies were distributed to all 8 JISD campuses and handed out as needed.
The Drive organizers opted to keep that process in place and provide the same amount of supplies to every campus for teachers to use in classrooms. Students who would have been given a backpack full of supplies will still have them in their classrooms. If a child needs a backpack (just backpack, not filled with supplies), a limited number of those will be available on each campus.
Students should contact their campus office if a backpack is needed, other-wise, the supplies will already be on campus when school begins in August, 2021.