After living in Orange Park, Fla., for the past seven years, I experienced something that the county school system did there that might help the school boards of Richmond and Columbia counties.
The school system was composed of two separate counties as well, but they both adopted the same procedure. A list of required school supplies was prepared and organized in categories of school status, i.e., elementary, middle and high, and within those categories the actual grade was listed.
This list was attached to the final report card of that school year, as well as published in The Florida Times-Union. Wal-Mart, Target and K mart also posted the lists in their school supply section. It was most helpful to the residents and prevented the last minute rush in the stores.
Bernice MacDonald, Martinez