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Food, immunizations and more at Cox Back-to-School Fair

Posted at 7:13 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 22:13:06-04

Excitement was in the air at the 9th annual Cox Back-to-School Fair held Saturday at Downtown Summerlin.

The shopping event offered parents everything from registration, transportation information and required immunizations.

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky was among hundreds of smiling faces in attendance.

"When I was a teacher I couldn't sleep the night before, when I was a student I couldn't sleep, I would get so excited about the first day of school," Skorkowsky said.

He was also excited to talk about CCSD's new food service initiative.

"Kids complain about food all the time because it has to be so healthy with federal guidelines," Skorkowsky said.
By having both parents and students take a survey on food at school, CCSD is hoping to find that perfect balance.

Possibly the most important part of the last big back-to-school event -- a free immunization clinic. It was offered so that all students can get their needed vaccines. Nevada law requires all students to have shots to enter school.