Members of the Nashville BOE were sent an e-mail this afternoon with this suggestion from a parent:
I am aware of the fact that the State of Tennessee is to have a sales tax holiday aimed at helping parents purchase school supplies for their children. This is to happen the first weekend in August.
It would be helpful if each school could make supply lists available prior to that time. The lists could be posted on each school's website. Granted, this information might not be readily available to each family but it would be available to the majority of them.
That's a great idea!
And I'll remind folks of my own plea from two years ago:
To Miss Young and her collegues.
This isn’t a story about us…it’s a recounting of the struggle of two other families and my hope that by my telling it, something better can be done.
"This afternoon two of my daughters and I were in Wal-mart at Rivergate looking for a pencil sharpener. Last week their shelves had been crammed with supplies and the aisles filled with parents jostling with lists in their hands and their faces displaying the earnestness of Christmas Eve shoppers. Everything you could have wanted or needed was there. But by today…read the rest