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DOE's "other" big challenge: textbooks

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by Nick Delgado

The Department of Education is not only faced with the challenge of wondering if federal funds will be withheld or whether the feds will appoint a third-party receiver, but it also has the challenge of trying to obtain more funding for textbooks.

Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Eva San Nicolas says the agency experienced a shortfall in funding and doesn't have enough money to meet the textbook needs of schools with the adoption of additional language arts and reading programs.

San Nicolas said, "We need to go back to the Legislature and ask for supplemental funds to cover the shortfall even with the $2 million that we received that was appropriated in the [Fiscal Year] 2010 budget; it's not going to be enough so we're working closely with Speaker [Judi] Won Pat's office to find what funding source we can tap onto get these funds and books to our schools."

DOE also developed a Textbook Committee, comprised of school administrators who meet weekly in an effort to develop standard operating procedures, which hope to provide more accountability with the department's textbooks.

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