Getting Ready for School Year 2012-2013!

In a mere two weeks, school year 2012-2013 will begin!  Are you ready? !  There’s still time to hit the sales for school supplies, lunch and snack items, and other miscellany.  Tax-Free weekend is coming up on August 17th, 18th, and 19th, too!  You can save a few bucks on purchases that total $100 or less; additionally, many merchants will have extended business hours during tax-free weekend. In general, tax exemption applies to school supplies, clothes, and shoes.  Check out what the state has to say about tax-free weekend before you head out to shop.

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, and all the shopping and preparation is a big part of the excitement.  It’s not always easy, though.  Finding room in the budget for school supplies can be pretty tough. There are several school supply drives going on around town. For information about where you can donate and what organizations are lending helping hands, refer to the following web pages:

AdvertisementJust in case you aren’t already counting the days, minutes, and seconds left until school starts, here are the local district calendars to refresh your memories:

Happy end-of-summer, y’all!

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