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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