Las Vegas letting drivers pay parking tickets with school supplies donation

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LAS VEGAS (ABC) -

Paying off a traffic fine? That'll be five notebooks, two rulers and a box of pencils, please.

The Las Vegas City Council has unanimously approved a month-long plan allowing parking tickets to be paid by donating school supplies.

PHOTO:School supplies displayed on a shelf are seen in this undated file photo.

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From now until July 19, traffic offenders "may satisfy their tickets by bringing new, unwrapped school supplies of equal or greater value to their fine to the Parking Service Office" the city council said in a memo.

The supplies taken in by the city will be donated to the teachers exchange, a non-profit associated with the Public Education Foundation.

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Accepted supplies include pencils, pens, erasers, dry erase markers, index cards, paper towels, copy paper, rulers, scissors and Post-it Notes. Donations must be made within 30 days of the citation.

PHOTO: To find out how to get an epic deal on school supplies, the Maxwell family from San Carlos, California, split up and shopped a big box store, the dollar store, online and later compared notes on who saved the most.

The unconventional program comes after a string of trial runs approved by the city council since July 2016.

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