Supplies for Students, Teachers Delivered to Polk County Schools

Published 11:04 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On Friday, August 23, N.C. Department of Information Technology Secretary Eric Boyette and other staff delivered boxes of school supplies for teachers and students in Polk County. The supplies were donated by NC DIT employees as part of Gov. Roy Cooper’s School Supply Drive.

Staff and members of the school board received spiral notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, dry erase markers, sanitizing wipes and tissues to help meet classroom needs. Teachers spend approximately $500 of their own money each year to stock their classrooms with supplies to meet basic instructional needs. 

“I’m proud to represent the state employees who donated the supplies, many who have to buy supplies for their own kids,” Secretary Boyette said. “My mother is a retired teacher and I know the sacrifices teachers make for their students.”

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Gov. Cooper’s School Supply Drive is offered in partnership between the North Carolina Governor’s Office, the North Carolina Business Committee on Education and its partners, VolunteerNC, State Employees Credit Union and Communities in Schools of North Carolina.

Submitted by Maggie Bizzell