- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) - An anonymous donor has volunteered to pay for all school supplies for a western Wisconsin district this academic year.

Bloomer School District will purchase everything from scissors, rulers, notebooks and glue with the donation, the Leader-Telegram reported .

“It varies from grade level to grade level,” said Superintendent Brian Misfeldt. “These are the supplies we know everyone will need the first day of school.”

Misfeldt said he doesn’t know the exact amount of the gift but that it’s a “pretty significant financial commitment.”

This will be Misfeldt’s first year as superintendent for the Bloomer School District. He was superintendent of the Antigo district last year. The gift is a great way to start his time in Bloomer, he said.

“This really demonstrates what I’ve heard about the Bloomer school district: It’s a generous community that sticks together,” he said.

Misfeldt said the gift will help parents and ensure that all of the district’s more than 1,200 students will have the supplies they need to learn.

The district is also in the final stages of expanding its middle school.

Voters approved the nearly $3.5 million project in April 2016. It adds three general classrooms, a science room, a classroom for elective courses and a computer lab.

The district’s school year begins Sept. 5.


Information from: Leader-Telegram, https://www.leadertelegram.com/

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