Kane County ROE Ensures Students in Need Have School Supplies
The Kane County Regional Office of Education (ROE) makes sure needy students in its Youth Outreach Program have everything they need to have a successful school year.
The Kane County ROE recently assembled over 30 backpacks that have new school supplies for students who are on caseload in the program, which includes homeless, truancy, alternative programs, and the Juvenile Detention Center.
Students will receive the backpacks directly from ROE staff members and distribution is ongoing throughout the year. Funding for the bags and supplies came from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). According to Department of Education's website - Funds are provided to state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to help safely sustain the same operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation's students [which includes making sure all students the necessary have school supplies.]
"In some instances, students may have supplies in their school building but not in their home. These supplies may be instrumental in completing required homework for classes. The ROE is here to make sure all Kane County students have the proper materials they need to have a successful educational experience," said Kane County Regional Superintendent Patricia Dal Santo.
To learn more about Kane County ROE or about the Equal Chance Program, visit www.kaneroe.org.
SOURCE: Kane County ROE media release