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FWISD Kicks Off Tax-Free Weekend With Back to School Event

Texas will observe its 2019 sales tax holiday, August 9-11.creando19flyer

Join the Fort Worth ISD on the first day of tax-free weekend for its fifth Creando Una Amistad, a back-to-school event for families – with resources to help everyone get ready for the 2019-20 school year!

 Meet Fort Worth ISD Board President Jacinto Ramos, Jr. and Dr. Kent Paredes ScribnerFort Worth ISD Superintendent from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 9 at La Gran Plaza, for Creando Una Amistad or Creating a Friendship, FWISD’s  commitment to listen to and talk directly with Spanish-speaking families as well as inform them about support and opportunities in the District.  Parents will also be able to participate in a discussion with District leaders about the importance of welcoming environments for students and other issues.

Creando Una Amistad is being held in partnership with Univision and La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Freeway. 

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event – including: 

  • Online registration assistance
  • Back to school/book giveaways
  • Resources for families
  • Fashion Show
  • Student performances
  • Merchant coupons

During the annual tax-free holiday, clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks sold for less than $100 at Texas stores or from an online or catalog seller doing business in the state is tax-free.  Texas has observed tax-free weekend since 1999. 

“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach towels with lunch boxes, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on supplies families need before the school bell rings,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar in a recent media release about the upcoming holiday.

For a complete list of eligible tax-free items, click here.

Contact the Fort Worth ISD Family Communications Department at 817-814-2970 for more Creando Una Amistad details.


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