OPS and DCPS holds 6th annual Stuff the Bus event

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Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 7:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 6:28 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro school leaders are hoping you’ll help them Stuff the Bus.

It’s an annual back-to-school tradition for both public school systems in Daviess County.

Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Schools are teaming up for the event.

It’s from 1 to 5 Friday afternoon.

You’ll see those school buses outside each Walmart location in Owensboro.

The two schools are asking those who are able to pick up some new school supplies while you’re inside shopping and donate them on your way out so more students will have what they need in the classroom.

Jared Revlett with Owensboro Public Schools says this year the need is much greater.

“You know, it’s no secret that the economy has hurt a lot of people,” said Revlett. “Inflation is up, prices are up, so we’ve really seen an influx in requests, in our Facebook messages, in our phone calls from parents and families saying, hey we need assistance this year.”

Revlett says their partner, River Valley Behavior Health, donated 200 backpacks to the schools so they’re goal for the event is to get those filled to help students get started this year on the right foot.

“We need to fill those up with everything from pens to pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, you know, everything that you can typically think of that you would need in the classroom on a yearly basis,” said Revlett. “That’s the kind of stuff we’re looking for.”

Owensboro students head back to school on August 1, hopefully with a backpack full of supplies.

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