Tuscaloosa school kids still waiting on textbooks

Dec 16, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tuscaloosa schools officials say some students are awaiting new textbooks as winter break approaches. Assistant Superintendent, Elizabeth Davis, told the Tuscaloosa News the district's textbook committee was unable to find math books that matched new college and career readiness standards for middle and high school students. Pupils have been using old math books for part of the year. The committee found new textbooks in September, but the publisher faced a shipping backlog because other school systems ordered the same materials. Secondary education math specialist, Ken Webb, says the district is still waiting for about 5 percent of math textbooks to arrive and some are still in draft form because they're fresh off the printing press. He says the district is hoping to have all the textbooks by Jan. 1.