The Pinellans School Supply list.
Pinellan students at the Orangeville Elementary School, which closed after the hurricane, have a hard time getting school supplies from the school’s supply list.
In this file photo, a Pinellanic school supply list hangs in the school auditorium in Orangeville, Fla.
In a hurricane that left more than 100 schools and classrooms in ruins, some Pinellians still have no supplies, even as they brace for the storm’s aftermath.
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, some students are struggling to get supplies to their schools.
A teacher from Pinellacounty School District in North Port says he has no supplies for students because of the storm.
The teacher, whose name is not being released, has been a teacher for nearly 40 years.
His wife, however, says the district hasn’t been able to get him any supplies for the children in her district because of a lack of funding.
Pinelans teacher Brian Johnson says he and his wife are worried about the students who are still in school.
“There’s a lot of families that are not in the schools that have not yet returned,” Johnson said.
He’s not sure if the supplies are coming from the state or from other places.
“The state of Florida is working with us to get all of our needs,” he said.
But the lack of supplies isn’t limited to the Pinellaps.
The State’s Emergency Management Agency has been struggling to bring supplies to Pinellakas schools.
The agency has been operating on a shoestring budget for the last few months, with less than $50,000 from the agency’s disaster relief fund.
The Pinels schools, like many in the state, have struggled to get enough supplies to staff their classrooms.
State officials are trying to get schools stocked with supplies to help with the shortage.
State Senator Bob Bratina says that’s what he was told by the governor during his meeting with state officials in Miami last week.
“I was told that I was going to get $200 million from the governor,” Bratinas said.
“And I was told I would get $50 million from state aid.
And I thought, ‘Oh, you mean, that’s just to do a check and then we can go do the rest of this?’
So we’re still waiting for that money.”
State officials also told the Florida Legislature that they needed $500 million to help schools get supplies, and $200,000 was allocated to help them buy school supplies.
The state has a $5 million disaster relief grant to help school districts get supplies.
But Bratini says the money hasn’t arrived yet, and that’s because he’s still waiting to receive it.
The money is supposed to be ready for a November deadline.
So far, the Pinels district is not getting any of it.
Some schools have been without supplies for more than a month.
The district said it needs to have $3 million in state aid to cover the $1.5 million in emergency money.
But it has no money.
The school district also doesn’t have enough money to pay for a new classroom.
In addition, the state says it needs a $2 million infusion from a private foundation.
The foundation, the Children’s Defense Fund, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing education services to families in need.
The fund has spent more than $40 million in Florida since 2013, according to a news release from the foundation.
But with the money it has received, the school district is still short $200 per student per day, Bratino said.
“The funding was promised in the federal budget,” Brattino said of the federal government.
“That was supposed to come from a federal disaster relief program.
We’re just not getting it.”
Bridinas office also is trying to find help for students who aren’t getting supplies.
He says he knows of two Pinellacs who have been unable to attend school this year because of financial constraints.
The schools district, however is struggling to find a way to get some money to help students who still have money left over from last year’s hurricane.
The office is working to find $150,000 to help the Pinelaps students pay for school supplies this fall.