Every year it gets a little rougher because I TMm not working. It's a little harder every year, said Patricia Jones.
Each year parents are given a list of items to pick up before the start of school. Fox 31 took that list on a shopping spree to see what the final tally would be.
After adding up 10 glue sticks, 3 boxes of crayons, 2 two-pocket folders, paper towels, hand sanitizer and other items, our final tally came up to $35.88. That price doesn TMt include shoes and clothes that parents would have to purchase.
Unfortunately within the Dougherty County School System this amount of cash is too much for some who are living in poverty.
Maybe 60 or 70 percent of our student body maybe more but in terms of help, we just have to do what we got to do, said David Mosely, Dougherty County Interim Superintendent.
Dr. David Mosley says the school system has a program in place to help families when they can TMt afford the essentials.