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The following is an excerpt from a Sept. 7, 1995 editorial by Jo Ann Sloan for the Livingston Ledger, a Livingston County weekly in western Kentucky.
On the first day of school, parents of second-grade students at Smithland Elementary received a list of supplies their children must provide. I was more concerned by the letter that preceded the list. Here is the first paragraph:
"We will be using the community supply system (my ital.) where children are allowed to use all available supplies from the community supply box on their table. Please do not put your child's name on any of their supplies since they will be used by many of the children."