Minnesota Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students, the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments for school band are eligible.
Recommended School Supply List - 2017-2018 School Year
When purchasing supplies, please know that it is okay to re-use supplies from the previous school year. This could include, but not limited to: backpacks, pencil boxes/bags, scissors, rulers, watercolors, erasers, clipboards. All students should have tennis shoes they can wear in gym.
With pre-packaged supplies, parents can now order all their students' school supplies in one place at one time. You can also download the flyer below.
If you prefer to get your supplies elsewhere, here are the Supply Lists for 2016-17.
Last year, Burnsville High School student Egeziharya Yilma gathered school supplies worth $10,000 through a fundraiser she called Project Pencil.