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Roanoke City Public Schools holds drive-thru Back-To-School Extravaganza

Published: Aug. 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Cars packed the William Fleming High School parking lot Sunday. Folks came for Roanoke City Public Schools’ annual Back-to-School Extravaganza. But this year, it was a drive-thru.

School leaders gave out free school supplies to families enrolled in their system.

“We know that the pandemic has taken a toll on so many of our families; many of our parents have lost their jobs, and people are in need of support, and we’re here to support them so they can get off to a good start,” Verletta White, Superintendent for Roanoke City Public Schools, said.

White says the impressive turnout shows a lot about the need in their district.

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