5 Government Resources Designed to Help Navigate Back-to-School Season

I’m feeling overwhelmed at the very thought of my kids returning to school exactly one week from today.  What with new teachers, never-ending classroom supply lists, and new curricula, going back to school is every bit as hard on parents as it is on kids.

You already know there’s a lot to consider when it comes to keeping our kids in tip-top shape for learning, but what you may not know is that there are government resources designed to help.

 

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    Take a look at 5 government resources designed to help parents and children succeed this upcoming school year.

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    Schools require an up-to-date vaccination record at the time of registration. Find out about the immunization requirements in your state by clicking here.

     

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    Low cost breakfast and lunch programs are available for families in financial need. Click here to learn more about school nutrition programs and how to apply.

     

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    Children require proper medical care to remain healthy and ripe for learning. The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers low or no-cost health coverage for kids up to 19-years-old; click here to learn more.

     

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    Children require help with homework to succeed in school. This PDF by the U.S. Department of Education provides information on the importance of help with homework, as well as valuable tips on how to monitor assignments, provide educational assistance, and communicate with teachers.

     

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    School expenses can really add up. Help mitigate the rising cost of sending your child back to school by participating in sales tax holidays in your state. Note: not every state participates in sales tax holidays.

     

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