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Galesburg parents don't have to worry about buying school supplies this year

It's something the district did for the 2020-2021 school district amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and decided to continue.

GALESBURG, Ill. — The Galesburg School District is lightening the load for parents in the community by providing school supplies to students for the 2021-2022 school district. 

It's something the district did for the 2020-2021 school district amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and decided to continue. 

"It's one more thing just to try to help the entire population to go to school easily," said the district's Communications Specialist, Amy Pickrel.  

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She said after seeing a lot of need in the community, the school board approved a budget that would provide school supplies to students.

Pickrel said the district went "fee-free" in 2020-2021, meaning all parents have to pay for is a yearbook and driver's education.  All other activities, sports and school registration can be done with no fee. 

As a reminder, CUSD #205 will be providing all students with the necessary school supplies for the 2021-2022 school...

Posted by Galesburg CUSD #205 on Monday, July 12, 2021

Superintendent John Asplund released a video reminder on Friday, July 9 for parents to register their children for school and to make sure they are up to date on all standard inoculations (not including the COVID-19 shot, which is not required).