FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Good news for some parents and classroom teachers in the Fort Worth Independent School District who won’t have to buy classroom supplies for the 2021-2022 school year.

Deputy Superintendent Karen Molinar announced that the school district is picking up the bill for school supplies for all enrolled elementary students.

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“This assures that every child, regardless of income level, will have immediate access to the personal tools needed for instruction on day one,” Molinar said.

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At the secondary level there is no single school supply list because all students have unique schedules with varying courses. But the district is providing a supply budget of $200 per teacher to be used to support instruction at the secondary level.

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Money for the school supplies will come from federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Officials say some $4.5 million will be spent on the effort. Staff