Many have felt the recent supply chain strife and the effects of it rippling through the U.S. Teachers and staff are no exception.
“Teachers have been patient and understanding,” principal secretary Patricia Sneed said. “I try my best to get replacement supplies from other vendors even if the item is not exactly what the teacher ordered.”
Supplies have been wearing thin in the teacher’s lounge and around the rest of the school.
“Staples for the big Xerox machines in teacher work rooms are probably the biggest aggravation and inconvenience,” Sneed said. “I am reminded daily that the machines need staples by at least 2 or 3 teachers.”
This discourse has been focused mainly on the teachers, and solutions have been presented to reverse the disruption.
“Small electric staplers have been placed in the work rooms, but it is still not the same as having the machine auto staple while copying,” Sneed. “Fortunately, I do not think the students have been affected and most are probably clueless that there is an issue.”
Students have been mostly spared from the situation.
“I haven’t noticed any big issues,” senior Daniel Rounds said. “We might have to use a stapler in class every once in a while, but that’s okay.”