Schools Missing $1 Million in Textbooks from Last Year in Palm Beach County
Schools missing $1 million in textbooks from last year
Maybe Palm Beach County's students love reading more than anyone realized. In the last school year, they failed to return nearly $1 million worth of the school district's textbooks.
A state audit released this week criticizes the school district for its collection procedures in gathering lost or stolen textbooks that totaled $964,758 during the 2000-2001 school year.
That's about 19,000 books, at an average cost of $50 each.
School officials don't think so. But there's little they can do to get the books back. …
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