School supplies available
Families in the De Soto School District who can't afford school supplies have a chance to get some help.
Those who qualify for free or reduced lunches are eligible for free school supplies through the De Soto Multi-Service Center.
Applications for free supplies must be submitted by July 31 by applying at the center, or calling (913) 583-1152. Proof of household income is necessary to apply.
The center may not be able to provide everything on a child's list, but it will offer supplies for children in preschool through 12th grade. Backpacks will no longer be provided for high school students.
Last year, the Multi-Service Center provided supplies for about 300 students.