This administrator decided five year old books, books used to teach very low functioning students were no longer needed. Without consulting any of the teachers that could possibly using these books, this AP ordered them to be thrown away. (Pictured above is the dumpster withe the books.). One of the teachers was upset. The teacher wanted to use them in a reading class. At the very least, the teacher wanted the books to be donated to another school. The AP insisted it was not permissible to send books to another facility, but I know the math department has done that for years so while I don't really know the legality of the situation, I find it hard to believe books cannot be shared, especially within the DOE and the especially in the same school district. I do believe tossing DOE materials is against the rules. I remember book rooms stuffed with books that had not been used for 20 years because the school was not permitted to trash them. (Hopefully this administrator will be audited and have to explain what happened to these books.)
The reading program replacing these books in an online program. Licenses must be purchased for each student and not every student needing it has access to the program. It is possible these kids won't have any reading this semester.
My gut feeling (I have no real evidence, so no accusation) is that someone is making big $$$ by tossing books in favor of purchasing a program like this. The AP in charge cares nothing about education students. The principal who is allowing this is just as corrupt. I don't understand how the school system has come to this. How people who went into education to help kids have turned into people who don't give a damn about them, to people who only care about the dollar.