Back-to-School Expo event aimed at preparing students, parents for new year

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The Beaufort County School District is teaming up with government agencies and private-sector business partners to hold its annual “Back-to-School Expo,” designed to give students and their families a free day of fun, food, door prizes and valuable information about the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

This year’s Expo is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort. 

“Getting ready for a new school year can be a stressful time,” Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said, “and this event is a terrific way for families to gather a lot of practical and helpful information. District schools are pitching in, district employees are volunteering on a Saturday, and we’re also getting assistance from our business partners, civic groups and faith-based groups.”

Students and their families are encouraged to attend the events, which will feature:

– Booths operated by district schools that can supply information about school activities.

– Door prizes from local restaurants and businesses.

– Free school supplies for students.

– Free dental and health screenings for adults and children will be provided, including free HIV testing, by Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services.

– Sodexo Food Services will be taking early school lunch applications.

– The district’s travelling preschool bus will be on site, and staff will share information with parents. 

Transportation is being provided at sites around the county, and details are available online ( or by calling 843-322-0770.

For additional information, contact Lakinsha Swinton (843-322-5417 or at the Beaufort County School District.

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