Back-to-school shopping lists could be shorter for parents of Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) students this year.
EIPS is taking a new approach to school supplies for 2018-19, standardizing supply lists across the division. EIPS said in a statement that it understands that for some families, especially those with more than one child, school supply shopping can be costly.
“In recognition of that fact, EIPS has consulted with schools throughout the division to create common lists of basic supplies designed to lift some of the financial burden.”
EIPS is providing parents with grade-specific lists designed to make sure they don’t end up buying more than their children need. Schools have a bit of flexibility when it comes to removing or reducing items, but they can’t add extra items to the lists.
The supply lists are available on each school’s website.
EIPS is also continuing to partner with the United Way Tools for School campaign to distribute supply-filled backpacks to families with limited resources.

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