ETOILE, TX (KTRE) - Shopping for school supplies is never an easy task.
" It's terrible," said Etoile ISD parent Tina Holliman. "There's so many school supplies, and the list seemed to be so long, and when you have three or four kids, it really, really adds up."
Etoile ISD tried to keep their costs down, but it became difficult.
"We put a limit of $25 per classroom on our school supply list, but the costs kept increasing," Larry Cupit, an instructional coach at Etoile ISD.
As a result, the school district created a plan to lessen the financial burden on their parents.
"This year, we asked the parents to supply the students with a backpack if they wished to have a backpack and pay a $10 supply fee," Cupit explained. "The district will then match that $10."
Teachers will then take that money and buy all of the school supplies for their students.