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Operation First Day of School


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Operation First Day of School


Waxahachie ISD has experienced significant growth in student enrollment over the past several years. With a student population of 9,500, the district is continually on a quest for Excellence in Education. Although our students continue to do well both academically and in extra-curricular activities, more than 45 percent of our students are economically disadvantaged.


Enter Operation First Day of School. 


Any parent will tell you that there are a number of expenses involved when it is time to go back to school. School supplies, backpacks, and more. Many parents cannot afford to purchase these items for one child, much less if there are several school children in the household.


The Waxahachie community will come together to host Operation First Day of School on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Clift Elementary School from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be a drive-through event. We ask all participants to stay in their vehicles, and supplies will be delivered to your car. There will be signs at Clift Elementary on the day of the event with instructions.


With your help, Operation First Day of School will provide the following resources for students:

  • Free school supplies
  • Free backpacks


This major initiative will only be made possible through partnering with the wonderful Waxahachie community. The district is looking to partner with businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals to help us acquire school supplies, monetary donations, and volunteers to help run the event. Monetary donations will be accepted until July 30, 2020.

Since 2009, Operation First Day of School has assisted more than 4,000 families and more than 10,000 children. Operation First Day of School will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope that you will partner with us in this great initiative to help our future leaders be succe