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Etler-Kettenacker Agency Blog: back to school

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Stop the press! We interrupt your normally scheduled insurance news feed with an important announcement: For a third year in a row, Ohio is offering a weekend-long sales tax holiday in August to help back-to-school shoppers reduce the cost of clothing and school supplies. READ MORE >>

School buses are awesome. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these yellow vehicles: keep roughly 17.3 million cars off the roads each morning, are far less likely to be involved in accidents, and are easily the safest mode of transportation for your kids. READ MORE >>

For a second year in a row, Ohio is offering a weekend-long sales tax holiday to help back-to-school shoppers reduce the cost of clothing and school supplies. Read on for the scoop on Ohio's 2016 Tax Free Weekend. This year's tax holiday is Aug. 5-7, beginning at 12 a.m. on the 5th and ending at 11:59 p. READ MORE >>

As your kids walk, bike, ride or even wait in line at the bus stop, it's important to make sure they know proper etiquette and safety rules. Here's a quick recap of basic pedestrian safety: If your child is walking to school: 1. They should only use designated crosswalks, such as at traffic lights or marked school crossing spots. READ MORE >>

If you are sending your kids off to college this fall, you might be wondering about insurance. Specifically, insuring all that stuff you bought for your college-bound kid: computer, books, bikes and, in some cases, furniture. READ MORE >>

It's back-to-school season, which means new shoes, apparel, gear and technology for kids -- and a gigantic Visa statement for parents. According to a recent report by Forbes, parents of kids in K-12 will spend an average of $873 per child, while college parents will spend more than $1,100 per child. READ MORE >>

Labor Day has passed and all the children have returned to school. Recently, I requested input from friends who are parents on a social media site to comment on what are their concerns are for back to school safety.  I was rather shocked that after a week and a half and one repost no one had commented regarding safety concerns for their children. READ MORE >>

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