ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-175

Date Created : 03/31/2010


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Specialists

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Disposition of Used Textbooks/Instructional Materials

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Sue McKenzie

Phone Number:


This memorandum provides guidelines for the sale or other disposition of used textbooks and other instructional materials and should be considered a replacement for Memo Number COM-10-076 (issued on 10-21-09). The following guidelines are intended to provide school districts and education service cooperatives with examples of suggested methods of disposing of unusable, outdated textbooks.

Textbooks/instructional may be disposed of in any way that a school district or education service cooperative deems fit or necessary, including, but not limited to:

1. Donated to students, parents, public libraries, or other charities;
2. Sold, if no feasible educational use exists for the textbooks/materials; or
3. Donated for recycling.


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