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How to Receive School Supplies

To receive a backpack and basic school supplies through Running Start for School, a student should be:

  • enrolled in a participating Olmsted County school (see below)
  • in grades pre-K through 12
  • eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch

Participating Schools

  • Beacon Academy
  • Byron
  • Chatfield
  • Dover-Eyota
  • Pine Island
  • Rochester Catholic Schools
  • Rochester Math and Science Academy
  • Rosa Parks Charter
  • Rochester Public Schools
  • Rochester STEM Academy
  • Stewartville

Backpacks and supplies will be distributed by participating schools. To verify your child's eligibility and learn about distribution dates, please contact your child's school directly.