LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city officials have activated a program that lets people settle fines for parking tickets with donations of school supplies.

The Las Vegas City Council approved the program in 2016 and voted Wednesday to activate it for a month.

Anyone who is issued a fine between June 19 and July 19 can clear it by taking new, unwrapped school supplies to the city's parking services offices on Main Street. The donation has to be made within 30 days of receiving a parking ticket.

The supplies must be of equal or greater value than the fine. A receipt also is required.

The supplies will be given to the Teacher Exchange, which serves about 390 schools in southern Nevada. It's part of the Public Education Foundation.

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