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All Area Public Schools Begin Classes Monday

New teachers at Lexington ISD had a training session last Wednesday at the District's Central Office. Pictured above are (front, left to right) Emily Cowen, Cortney Strickland, Jo Carolyn Crowell, Linda Scholl, Amanda Christian, Maria Campbell, Lauren Rasmussen, (back, l to r) Mike Lilley, Mara McDowell, Lacey Griffith, Dylan Conway, Mark Grimes, Marsha Kocurek and John Pruett. New teachers at Lexington ISD had a training session last Wednesday at the District's Central Office. Pictured above are (front, left to right) Emily Cowen, Cortney Strickland, Jo Carolyn Crowell, Linda Scholl, Amanda Christian, Maria Campbell, Lauren Rasmussen, (back, l to r) Mike Lilley, Mara McDowell, Lacey Griffith, Dylan Conway, Mark Grimes, Marsha Kocurek and John Pruett. Hallways at every public school campus in Lee County will be buzzing with excitement, talking, laughing, comparing schedules and lunches, greeting old friends and much more next Monday, August 24, as all three school districts in the county will begin classes, following the usual extended summer break. Lexington's Elementary School begins at 8 a.m. while the Middle School and High School will ring their first bell at 7:40 a.m.

Dime Box ISD will sound its first bell at 7:55 a.m. with classes beginning at 8 a.m. Giddings Elementary, Intermediate and High School campuses begin classes at 8 a.m. while the Middle School will begin at 7:50 a.m.

Just in time for the start of school, this weekend, August 21 - 23, is the State of Texas' Annual Sales Tax Holiday. Friday through Sunday, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on most clothing and footwear priced under $100, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Some backpacks priced under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt from sales tax this year, as well as most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.

For a complete list of school supplies that qualify, go to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' website at www.window.state.tx.us and use its site search to view the list.

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