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BUSD approves sale or donation of surplus textbooks

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The Bonsall Unified School District will be selling or donating 975 copies of three textbooks that are now considered obsolete.

The BUSD board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20, included a 5-0 vote to declare the textbooks along with teacher kits obsolete and approve their sale or donation. All three textbooks had been used for middle school social studies classes.

“We have books that are well over a decade and a half old,” BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger said.

More modern textbooks are now in use. “When you order new ones, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to keep the old curriculum,” Clevenger said.

The district will be selling or donating 346 copies of the sixth-grade textbook “World History Ancient Civilizations,” which was published in 2005. An additional 11 copies of the teacher edition of that book, which was published in 2007, will also be made available.

The seventh-grade textbook “Medieval World and Beyond” was published in 2004, and 352 copies of that along with four copies of the teacher kit published in 2005 were declared surplus. Eighth-graders once used “The United States Through Industrialism;” the 277 copies of that along with the two teacher kits were published in 2005.


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