SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Wednesday was the first day of school in the Scranton School District and some students got a surprise when they arrived back in class.
Third graders at George Bancroft Elementary received free backpacks filled with supplies.
the backpacks were donated by staff members at Lackawanna College.
Since 2010 — about 50 students in this school have received the generous donation.
This year — the college’s program has expanded to help students in at least 20 regional schools.