The demographics for Richland 2 are there. This is for the boundaries of the school district, not the County. It is not a Richland 2 website.
The first item that caught my attention was the Number of children in poverty: 16%.
Wasn't there a report by the School District (www.richland2.org) that 47% of the students were in poverty? Please correct me on the number, if that is not right.
Here's the result when I searched the Richland 2 website for "poverty"? NO RESULT.
But one of the choices that appeared was "purposity"? What in the world is that? Curious? Go to https://www.richland2.org/Departments/Administrative-Services/Learning-Support-Services/Social-Workers/purposity
You know I'm a picky reader; right?
So, when I read "... connect people in need with those that can help ...", I immediately wondered, "When did the board approve that?" And then, "Did it?"
And then I read this on the District's website:
Did You Know?
Can you figure out what the following line means? I wonder what kind of advanced degree it takes to understand what this sentence means!
"In order to qualify for Free or Reduced Meal Program, a family must have an income of 185 percent below the federal poverty level."
Do people read what they write? I can understand "10% percent below the federal poverty level." Or 20% of 50%. Even 80%. Does 100% below the federal poverty level mean Zero?
Now, explain "185% below the federal poverty level".
Obviously, what it should say is, "a family must have an income below 185 percent of the federal poverty level." That's the federal income poverty guideline times 1.85.
Next questions. Food on week-ends? Food banks? Why aren't we promoting independence, instead of reliance on "government"?
What's that proverb?
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him
for a lifetime.