City allows people to pay parking tickets with school supplies

The Las Vegas City Council approved a program allowing parking tickets to be paid with a school supply donation. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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LAS VEGAS (Gray News) The Las Vegas City Council has created a way for people with parking tickets to pay them off while assisting public schools.

The City Council unanimously voted to allow parking tickets issued from June 19 to July 19, to be paid with school supplies, according to a press release.

The supplies must be new, unwrapped and cost the same or more than the fine.

Got a $500 parking ticket? You could donate $500 worth of crayons.

Some supplies accepted include pencils, pens, erasers and dry erase markers.

The supplies will be donated to the Teachers Exchange, a nonprofit that is associated with the Public Education Foundation.

Paying the fine must be done within 30 days of the citation. Also, a receipt also has to be submitted with the school supplies.

The city said only nonpublic safety citations are eligible.

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