Schools across the country are running out of supplies to help pupils who are in urgent need of a safe place to study after the US Federal Government announced that school supplies will be temporarily unavailable from September 30.
While some schools will still be able to supply supplies, the extent of the shortages has been exacerbated by the shutdown of all school supplies at US airports, which has forced the closure of over 10,000 schools across the US.
It is the latest in a series of major crises for schools across America which have seen parents of students in need turn to social media to organise supplies for their children.
In many cases, parents are offering free supplies and even some school supplies for the first time in years.
In response to the growing number of school closures, many parents have been sending their children to private schools in their communities in an attempt to save money.
However, the situation is far from over, with schools in the US being shut down at a rate of over one every 24 hours.
In some areas, supplies have already been diverted from schools, while in others, the supplies are being distributed via the internet.
As of Tuesday, the US Department of Education (USD) had confirmed that nearly 2,000 of the nation’s 3,500 schools were experiencing a shortage of school supplies.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), schools across all 50 states are now experiencing an “emergency” or “critical shortage” of school supply items, and many are also facing a shortage in their classrooms.BOP spokeswoman Jennifer Lee told the New York Times that the crisis is expected to worsen over the next few days, with school districts reporting that their supplies are either being shipped in from overseas or are being used as substitutes for supplies that are available.
As a result, the school supply crisis has affected over 100,000 students across the United States, according to the BOP.
The BOP reported that there have been 4,600 students who have been referred to emergency rooms for non-life-threatening injuries due to a shortage and there are more than 1,200 confirmed deaths as a result of the crisis.
School supplies are now being diverted from a number of different schools in order to save the money to pay for supplies.
While it is unclear what kind of supplies will still get sent to schools, a spokesperson for the school district that has been experiencing the greatest number of shortages told the Los Angeles Times that it has already lost about $50,000 in school supplies due to the shutdown.
In the US, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently investigating the US Postal Service for failing to deliver school supplies and for failing or failing to provide safe and sanitary school supplies to students in the aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead.
According the DOJ, school districts have reported that they have received more than 7,000 school supplies from other US schools and are continuing to receive school supplies as well as supplies for teachers and administrators.
While the government has been unable to deliver schools supplies, some parents have started sending their kids to private school in their community in an effort to save on supplies.
In California, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) has said that there are about 6,000 children enrolled in private schools.
However the number of students enrolled in the school has grown over the last few months, leading the OCSD to announce that there is a need for approximately 4,000 additional students to accommodate the increase in enrollment.
The OCSD has been sending the supplies to its schools in addition to sending out school supplies via the mail.
According a spokesperson from OCSD, the OC SD has received 3,000 requests for school supplies, including a large amount of school bags, and they are not expecting to receive any more school supplies until September.
However some OCSD students have been waiting to receive their school supplies before school started, as they had no other option but to go to school.
The majority of OCSD’s students are Latino, with about 75 percent of students being Hispanic.OCSD said that it received about 9,000 emergency school supplies that included classroom supplies, computer equipment, laptops, and school supplies such as uniforms and books.
The school district said that its resources are being strained as it cannot afford to send supplies to schools that have not yet been completed.OCD said it will provide up to $1,000 for each student to attend a private school and a $1 donation per student will be sent to the OCCD’s school district to help support the costs of the supplies.