Grant Sarver July 8, 2020

For some children across the country, mid-July symbolizes the beginning of the end of summer break. However, still in the midst of a pandemic, families wonder what the new school year will look like. Today, New York City, the largest school district in the country, announced that it would not fully reopen schools in the fall, but it will instead allow students in school 2 or 3 days a week or completely online. No matter what a local school district decides for this upcoming semester, they are always in need of supplies and are putting out contracts.

The Dallas Independent School District is seeking requests for proposals for “non-curriculum classroom supplies.” This category includes supplies related to categories such as outdoor learning, construction play, forms like absentee slips and gradebooks, and maps/globes. There are numerous other categories, and the district appears to be looking for any relevant school supplies. Bids for this three-year contract are due July 23.


The Fargo Public Library in North Dakota is looking for library materials. This may include any “books, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources.” The contract will be for a year starting on August 1 with two optional years. Bids for this opportunity are due July 10.


The upcoming school year may look different due to COVID-19, but schooling must go on. With that, schools are always in need of supplies. They are in charge of making sure our children are better off than us while educating the future. Hopefully, that future has a vaccine. 

About the Author

Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in December 2020. He is most interested in human rights and social equality and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.