Liverpool School District tosses old books; parents concerned
Liverpool (WSYR-TV) -- The Liverpool School District addressed questions Monday night about what happens to old school books in the district. Some concerned parents contacted our newsroom after they found about 1,500 books in the dumpster at the former Wetzel Road Elementary School.
A school administrator says the books are at least 10 years old and have been in storage. But parents argued that’s not true and that the books are recent and worth tens of thousands of dollars. That’s when a board member stepped in with a suggestion.
Liverpool School Board member Stephen DeMarco suggested the district set aside a date every year for older books that are moved out to storage and make it into a book fair of sorts.
“There [should] be a date that we set aside every year for these books before their moved out of storage, we open it up to the district and it’s like a book fair….If there’s something that you would like or you know someone who would have use to pick it up,” he said.
The board decided to discuss that idea further at future meetings.
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