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October 24, 2013

Columbus High resolves textbook shortage

COLUMBUS —

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Columbus High School students now have textbooks to take home.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/16tAMAo ) that for the first 11 weeks of classes not every student had a textbook to take home for U.S. history, biology, algebra and English. Classes started in August.

Deputy Superintendent Craig Shannon says the district bought classroom sets for those subjects.

Shannon said the last batch of textbooks was delivered Monday. The total budget for the textbooks is $164,425.

Shannon says despite the fact that not every student had a textbook to take home he does not feel grades suffered.

He says any time a child or parent requested to take a textbook home they were allowed to do so.

Columbus High School has 1,150 students.

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