Greene: Open letter to a special community

Dear Polk County,

On behalf of Polk County Schools, our students and staff I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all organizations and individuals who helped in any way with school supply drives and events this year. To the many who collected or distributed supplies, provided funding or resources, or organized or hosted, we say thank you.

We are very fortunate to live in a community where so many people come together in support of our students and schools. We were humbled by the number and scale of the events this year, and we appreciate all the contributions and hard work.

Parents want the best for their students. The expense and effort required to get children ready for the start of school can be a burden. The supplies that were provided make such an impact for our students and their families, especially those with multiple children. We even had a surplus that we have used to stock our schools so students can access supplies throughout the year.

Job well done, Polk County!

Aaron Greene
Superintendent, Polk County Schools

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