Donors pack bus with supplies for Bossier students, teachers

"Fill the Bus" unites community to support teachers, students
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - With the first day of classes for Bossier public school students just days away, the community is making sure teachers are stocked with plenty of supplies.

Bossier School District hosted its annual Fill The Bus school supply drive over the course of two weeks to collect vital materials through community donations.

This year, the bus carrying the donated school supplies was packed to the brim.

"When you see the elementary list, sometimes it can be overwhelming as a parent of two," said Meredith McGovern, a mother who teaches at Parkway High.

"This whole bus is filled up. ... I helped collect at Walmart, and we collected two buggies worth in an hour and half."

Students, parents and teachers unloaded loads of donated pencils, pens, markers, glue sticks and paper one plastic bag at a time Saturday at the Bossier Educational Service Center.

"To see this kind of support really validates what you're doing as an educator," McGovern said. "It tells me that our community is definitely dedicated to education."

Donated supplies still can be dropped off at the service center at 2900 Douglas Drive in Bossier City,

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