No school supply lists for Columbus Co. students

No school supply lists for Columbus Co. students
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 8:50 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - For the upcoming school year, Columbus County students will not be expected to bring items off of a school supply list, per official release.

“Columbus County Schools realizes rising costs have affected all of our families,” said the Columbus County Schools Facebook page. “As a result, schools will not be posting supply lists for the upcoming school year.”

Although students are still encouraged to arrive with “basic” items, such as pencils and paper, other instructional supplies will be provided by the school, per release.

“We just feel like it is the responsibility for schools to provide certain materials for students it is our job to provide the materials that they need to be successful,” said Associate Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Williams. “In past years teachers at different schools may put out supply lists and supplies could range from markers to glue sticks or things like that, and bags, plastic bags and all of these are items that are necessary for students, depending on the grade level, but we just felt that we could supply these things.”

Dr. Williams added that this will take the burden off of teachers who in previous years have used their own money to purchase essential materials for their classrooms.

For more information and updates concerning this announcement, students and families are encouraged to visit the Columbus County Schools website for more information.

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