Our district is aware of and saddened by the ending of the Backpack Club Program. The Backpack Club Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is an independent Kentucky Corporation and is NOT affiliated with the Laurel County School District. However, we appreciate the service and love demonstrated by the many volunteers over the last 14 years to our students in distributing backpacks each weekend.
The Laurel County School District does NOT have, nor has ever had any authority or decision-making power over the actions of the Backpack Club, Inc. nor its Board of Directors.
Our district, along with our Family Resource/ Youth Service Centers have already been in contact with other community partners who have expressed interest in filling the void left by the ending of the Backpack Club Program.
Please feel free to contact the Central Office if you have any questions at 606-862-4600.
Community Education and Public Information Officer
Laurel County Public Schools