Why is there such a shortage of text books at District 150? Do we have a lot of new students in the District? Does it have any thing to do with the shifting of 100s of students as a result of school closures? Is it because the District is getting new text books and they are not in yet? Is it because books sent back to the Ricketts Center at the end of last year have to requisitioned, and requsitions are backed up?
Folks have not been given an answer as to why the text books are not in the classrooms. The main stream news media in our town has not questioned why so many students don't have books (the book shortage must not be affecting students North of Forrest Hill). Regardless of what "reason" one may give, it seems to me that proper planning would have allowed text books to be in the classrooms by now.
The last couple of weeks, teachers have spent just trying to keep students engaged, because, of course, the books would be there any day (right?). Wrong. As of last week (the third week of school), some text book copying has started so that teachers can at least begin to teach the children (is that even legal).
Looks like the copy paper shortage will be coming sooner, rather than later this year. Who will pick up the slack when copy paper is needed? Teachers and parents, that's who.