SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bullitt County School Superintendent Keith Davis proposed Monday the district pay for the required back-to-school supplies the students need.

On average, it costs between $67 and $110 per student, depending on the school, and each school creates its own required list, not the district. Bullitt County Schools has more than 9,000 students.

“We’re a one school system ... not a school of have and have-not schools," said Davis, who retires at the end of the school year. "Not a school of have and have not schools. “It will save the teachers time. It will make things more efficient. Primarily, it is to provide equity to all our students.”

Davis requested $494,000 be used from the district’s general fund to pay for the supplies, which include pens, markers, paper and notebooks.

Davis said the district can afford the supplies and any budget cuts have not affected them as much as they thought.

“The budget isn’t a lot different than it was last year, and so we have been careful with our money," he said. "We’re a really efficient school district."

Ultimately, the board decided to table the vote, requesting each principal of the schools learn more about it before it is officially voted on.

The next school board meeting in June 18.

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