With the beginning of every school year, people everywhere scramble to prepare for that first day of school. For many families though, this time of year simply means struggling to find the money or resources to provide for the children who are heading back into the classroom.

As a district, La Joya ISD decided to be proactive and help out those families who need it most with the inaugural Back To School Bash that took place this past Friday, August 21st.

The event was geared at bringing together each high school (with their feeder middle schools and elementaries) with the goal of providing their cluster community with free amenities that equipped them for the new school year.

Among the services offered were immunizations, access to online registration, free haircuts, and bags full of school supplies for every La Joya ISD elementary student. Departments from the school district such as transportation, migrant education, special education, parental involvement and many others were also on hand dispersing information.

“La Joya ISD’s pledge to “Transform Lives and Transform Communities” begins at the homes of the children in our district. If our students are not prepared with the right school supplies or immunizations, for example, then it is up to us to us to provide those resources so that they are in school – ready to learn,” stated LJISD Superintendent, Dr. Alda T. Benavides.

A total of three bashes were organized at the same time in three different locations throughout La Joya ISD and all brought in hundreds of families who took advantage of the services available to them.