Detroit government school begs public for toilet paper and light bulbs

Posted by DarthDilbert at 1/08/2009 11:34:00 PM

A Detroit elementary school is asking for donations of toilet paper and light bulbs to continue functioning. The principal of the Academy of Americas sent a letter to staff, parents and partners asking for donations of items "that are of the utmost importance for proper school functioning and most importantly for student health and safety."

In the letter, Principal Naomi Khalil cited budget constraints within the district as the reason that the school could no longer stock the items. The district is grappling with a more than $400 million budget deficit and is on the verge of being assigned an emergency financial manager by the state. The letter asks for toilet paper, paper towel rolls, trash bags and 60-, 100- or 150-watt light bulbs.

Those living in Detroit might consider moving overseas considering that Afghanistan, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, East Timor, El Salvador, Eritrea, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu have a budget lower than that of the Detroit government schools and are not reporting an urgent need for toilet paper and light bulbs.

Reason # to homeschool.

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