KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Independent School District has announced it will provide school supplies to students for the upcoming school year.
Superintendent Dr. John Craft made the announcement during Tuesday's Board meeting.
Each of the district's roughly 45,500 students will receive the supplies for free. A few personal items including a backpack, lunchbox, headphones, PreK nap mats, and Secondary PE uniforms will not be included.
A list of the items, including personal items, needed for each grade will be released later this summer.
“Families across Central Texas are facing unprecedented times due to COVID-19 and we want to continue to support our students and their families and not cause additional financial burden with the added expenses of school supplies,” said Superintendent Dr. John Craft.
The 2020-2021 school year is set to start Monday, August 17. Online preregistration for current students and Prek and Kindergarten Round Up is ongoing, and new student enrollment will open online on June 1.
If COVID-19 restrictions continue, KISD could consider a hybrid calendar using an extended school year or blending online and in-person learning. The district plans to seek input from parents ahead of making any final decisions.