Bossier Parish schools sends textbooks to Oklahoma | Arts & Culture
Thousands of textbooks no longer being used by Bossier Schools have been boxed up and are ready for delivery tomorrow to the school district in Moore, Oklahoma, thanks to the support of Tango Transport. It is a way for the Bossier School system to “pay it forward” after previously benefiting from the goodwill of another district.
Loading of the Tango truck will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Bossier Schools’ Educational Resource Center, which is located at 3228 Barksdale Boulevard.
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Bossier Schools became the new school family for many evacuees, leaving the district scrambling for additional textbooks. Because of the generosity of a school system in Williamsburg, Virginia, boxes of literature books were sent to help alleviate the financial strain on Bossier Schools’ budget and growing district.
Fast forward eight years and Bossier Parish is adopting new reading and math textbooks for grades K-5. The ones being retired are the same ones used in Oklahoma. School officials there are eager and appreciative for the 7,000 textbooks and accompanying teacher materials being sent their way.
Numerous elementary school teachers and Resource Center employees prepared the books for shipment. Without hesitation, Tango Transport then readily agreed to deliver the 36 pallets of books and materials.
It is Bossier Schools’ commitment to help others in need when the opportunity arises.
However, without the gracious support of Tango Transport and community volunteers, this project would not have been possible.
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