School District Offers School Supplies for New School Year
June 12, 2019—As part of continued efforts to improve Service, Excellence, and Equity for all students and families, Renton School District will offer school supplies for all elementary and middle school students again for 2019-2020 school year. The district will purchase the school supplies that elementary and middle school students need for learning, and families will pay a one-time, annual fee of $30 ($10 for families on free/reduced lunch) for the school supplies. The program will simplify school supplies purchasing, and make the process more equitable, economical, and efficient for families.
For most families, the cost of school supplies at the start of the school year can be well over $100 per child. With the ability to buy direct from wholesalers and in bulk, Renton Schools can purchase school supplies at a much lower cost.
Families would pay a one-time low cost of $30/$10 per student
The district-offered school supply process will ask families of elementary and middle school students to pay a one-time fee of $30 per student to provide enough school supplies for the school year (the fee for students on free/reduced lunch is $10 per student). The fee covers both items for individual students to use and for supplies for general classroom use. Families will continue to provide students with backpacks and lunchboxes, along with school planners at middle schools. Families of elementary and middle school students will be able to pay the one-time $30/$10 school supply fee online or by check/cash at their school.