ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : SI-00-105

Date Created : 06/05/2000


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   School Improvement and Professional Development - Ms. Janinne Riggs
State-Adopted Textbooks

Regulatory Authority:
Arkansas Code Annotated 621-401-413

Contact Person:
Sue McKenzie

Phone Number:


Under the terms of state contracts for state-adopted textbooks, publishing companies agree to replace without cost to the state, any textbooks which show evidence of faulty binding or manufacturing during the first two years of normal use. The language arts textbooks implemented in 1998-99 will have seen two years of classroom use at the end of this school term. When inventorying textbooks in preparation for closing school this year, please check these textbooks and also any others for signs of manufacturing failures. Some examples of failures to look for are:

-Conditions of joints
(Look for partial or complete separation of joints or hinges, along the spine of the book...front, back or both.)

-Integrity of the book block, and
(Look for single or multi splits separating the book block from the case or cover. This would be noted inside the front or back cover, most likely along the first signature.)

(Are individual pages falling out or missing, or is there partial separation of individual pages?)

Remember to look for evidence of faulty binding due to manufacturing defects, NOT DAMAGE CAUSED BY STUDENT ABUSE. Replacement cannot be claimed for books that are badly abused by students.

If damage is found that is due to manufacturing defects, please contact Sue McKenzie for assistance in claiming replacements.


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