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City to allow parking tickets to be paid with school supplies

City to allow parking tickets to be paid with school supplies

On Tuesday, July 30, Tuscaloosa City Council members approved a resolution to allow certain parking fines to be paid with school supplies.
For the month of August, Tuscaloosa residents can pay off overtime parking tickets with $10 worth of school supplies. All received supplies will be donated to the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education and distributed to local students in need.
Below is a list of acceptable supplies and the assigned values (receipts for purchase can be shown in lieu of the City’s assigned values):

Heavy Duty Backpacks  $10 and up
Ream White Copy Paper  $4 and up
Index Cards  $0.50 and up
Black & Blue Ink Pens  $1 and up 
16GB Flash Drive  $4 and up
Scientific Calculators  $9 and up
Erasers – 3 packs  $1.50 and up
Standard/College Ruled  $1 and up
College-Ruled Spiral Notebooks     $0.60 and up
Mechanical or #2 pencils  $1 and up 
Binder Pouches  $6 and up
Clorox/Lysol Wipes 3 packs  $6.50 and up
Highlighters 3ct.  $2.10 and up
Highlighters 10ct.  $6 and up
Hand Sanitizers  $2 and up
Box(es) of Kleenex Tissues  $1.60 and up
Binder Dividers  $1.50 and up
Box of Crayons  $3 and up
Kids’ Scissors  $1.50 and up


Participants can bring their school supplies to Tuscaloosa Municipal Court at 2122 6th St. The program will start tomorrow, Aug. 1 and end on Aug. 31.