Local District Attorney’s Office second annual Backpacks 4 Kids
Published 7:09 pm Friday, September 1, 2017
Earlier this summer Assistant District Attorney’s (ADA) Drew Case and Brett Adams began their second annual Backpacks 4 Kids drive to supply backpacks and school supplies for kids, teachers, and schools in Troup County. They set a goal of 750, but the team was delighted to exceed their goal with a total of 768 backpacks.
Last week during a morning trial break in the courtroom, ADA’s Brett Adams, Drew Case and Ryan Brown drove to the Troup County School System (TCSS) Administrative Services Center to drop off the backpacks full of school supplies. Several staff members were anxiously awaiting their arrival with carts and trolleys to help unload their truck and van so the ADA’s could head back to the courthouse.
“Giving back to the community is a huge part of our jobs in and out of the courtroom,” said Case. “We want to provide justice for our kids outside the courtroom and this is a way that we can help our students achieve their academic goals.”
Adams added, “My wife is a teacher so I understand first-hand that teachers and students need the necessary supplies and tools for the classroom to be successful. It is great to give back to the community through the Backpacks 4 Kids drive each year.”
TCSS is appreciative of the continued community donations, and especially this partnership with the ADA’s office. Karen Cagle, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning for TCSS said, “This is fabulous, these backpacks and supplies are greatly appreciated and many students will benefit from the donations.” Each school will receive at least 35 book bags filled with supplies from the Backpacks 4 Kids event.
Troup County School System is an accredited educational system with over 12,200 students in grades K-12. TCSS does offer a free Pre-K program at each elementary school. The system is comprised of eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, one college and career academy, and one alternative learning center. Students within the school system are taught a rigorous and relevant curriculum that helps them make college and career choices beyond graduation and succeed in life. The system 2016 graduation rate rose 5.5 percentage points to 76.9 percent. To learn more about Troup County School System, visit troup.org and the Troup County School System Facebook page.