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Updated: 8/14 6:09 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Teachers across Clark County are typically forced to dig into their own pockets to purchase enough supplies for their classrooms.

However, a program called “Teacher Exchange,” backed by the Public Education Foundation, is providing help.

The program allows teachers to purchase supplies at a steeply discounted cost. “While do get some supplies from the Clark County School District, it’s really never enough, so they can shop here and it’s basically for free,” said Shari Exber-Scheele of the Public Education Foundation.

It’s a big help for first-time teachers like Corbin Edginton, who was referred to “Teacher Exchange” by a veteran teacher.

“I’m teaching fourth grade and there’s a lot of supplies at the school. West Prep is really good at taking care of their teachers, so a lot of these are just personal things … I really want some disinfectant spray because you never know, someone might get sick,” Edginton said.

You can find more information on the “Teacher Exchange” at the Public Education Foundation’s website.

-- Nathan O'Neal / KSNV News 3

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