The countdown is on and the price tag is up for going back to school.
A national survey says you can expect to spend more money for back to school supplies this year.
Some school systems are trying to help families with that cost.
A recent national study shows that families are expected to spend almost seven percent more on school supplies than they did last year.
Now, a program in the Bell County School System is helping families feeling the pinch.
With the price of gas, milk, and many other things on the rise, the family resource center in Bell County is helping to make this school year a little easier on families and their wallets.
“We're providing school supplies, it doesn't make any difference what your income is, it is to make sure every child goes back to school with their basic needs,” Doris Cooper said.
The program provides clothing, food, and even parenting skills to families with a financial need.
But parents must do their part to remain part of the program.
Bell County Schools have also decided not to raise the price of school lunches to their students even though the cost to the school is up from last year.
The Family Resource Center and Bell County Schools want nothing to come between a student and their education.
“It's about kids. It's our mantra in our district and we live and breathe that everyday,” Superintendent George Thompson said.
To find programs like the one in Bell County, contact the Kentucky Board of Education.