High school's textbook wishlist totals twice what Board had allotted
by Eric Snyder
May 10, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Assistant High School Principal Rick Larson made his textbook request to the Trigg County Board of Education last year, he told them, “We’re at your mercy.”

The same will be true this year, as he will go to the board’s May 25 meeting with a textbook “wish list” twice that of their pre-approved allotment.

Larson told the High School Site Based Decision Making Council May 8 that the board has told him the school’s text book budget is $32,000 — that is, $48 per student. Larson and the high school will be presenting a wish list worth about $63,000 in books, or about $95 per student.

Though that number is up from last year, when the high school was allotted $30,000, it “doesn’t even cover” what the school is requesting for English books, Larson said. The high school is requesting 420 sets of English texts, for a total of more than $36,000.

Even the cheapest English text — $85.75 for ninth and tenth grades — is almost twice the average amount allotted per student by the board.

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