Bay District Schools accepting school supply donations

Bay District Schools is collecting school supplies for the next school year. (WJHG/WECP)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - While the next school year coming up fast, some parents may already be thinking about school supplies.

After Hurricane Michael, seemingly simple items like paper, pencils, or backpacks may be more difficult to get. That's why Bay District Schools is aiming to cut down or eliminate school supply lists this upcoming school year.

District officials say they've been stockpiling supplies since the storm and are still asking for donations in many ways.

Sharon Michalik, the Director of Communications for Bay District Schools said, "Some people would rather go shopping because it's kind of fun to go shopping and in those cases, we're finding out what they'd like to shop for and matching them with a school who needs those things. Some of our schools, for example, are like, 'We're good on paper, we have all the paper we could possibly need. But we desperately need pencils and we really need Crayons.' So we send people shopping for those things too."

Officials say in addition to shopping, the District is also accepting checks made out to the Bay Education Foundation and noted for the school supply drive.

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