By Donna Beth Weilenman
Donations are coming in daily to the Benicia Community Action Council so children whose families are registered with the nonprofit agency will be equipped to return to school Aug 22.
But one item older students need is in short supply, said Viola Robertson, CAC executive director. That’s a scientific calculator.
“We need scientific calculators for the 16- and 17-year-olds,” Robertson said. “They’re $88.”
The CAC also needs flash cards that train children in mathematics, and the wide-ruled paper tablets used by the youngest pupils when they are learning to write. “We have none of those,” she said.