Ysleta ISD to give free desks to district students on Friday

In an effort to help its families create an ideal learning space at home for their children during Online Learning, the Ysleta Independent School District is providing parents with one desk, free of charge, for each currently enrolled YISD student.

The one-day special giveaway is set for Friday, August 28, at the site of the former South Loop Elementary School at at 7 a.m.

“As a responsible fiscal steward entrusted with taxpayer monies, Ysleta ISD made the decision to offer the student desks at no cost to its families because they were originally purchased with taxpayer money,” YISD officials shared via a news release.

“The giveaway is one of several efforts that Ysleta ISD is undertaking to help ease the transition to Online Learning at home and thank parents for creating learning environments in the home that are not only free from distractions, but properly equipped to help students succeed in their academics.”

In order to pick up the free desks at Friday’s giveaway, parents must provide proof of current YISD enrollment, either printed on paper or viewable on a cell phone or other digital device.

Desks will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. In accordance with local health and safety restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, participants will be required to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Parents must also be prepared to remove the student desks from the site and load them into vehicles on their own, as Ysleta ISD staff will not be available to assist with moving, loading/unloading, or transporting desks to the home

What: Free student desk giveaway to Ysleta ISD families
When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28
Who: Ysleta ISD parents, students, staff
Where: South Loop Elementary School site |  520 Southside Road