Los Angeles School District Loses $10 Million Because Of Flawed Textbook Inventory System
A recent audit of 21 public high schools in the region shows that stolen textbooks and unnecessary book purchases have cost the Los Angeles Unified School District nearly $10 million.
The online report criticized the already cash-strapped school district for not "effectively, efficiently, or economically" managing the textbook inventory process. According to NBC Los Angeles, the audit discovered that many textbooks were not bar-coded and that poor communication between students and the school led to unnecessary textbook purchases.
District officials insisted that a new tracking system for schools will be available in another several months. According to reports, the school district spent more than $83 million on textbooks last year and was forced to postpone $60 million in purchases in 2010 because of budget cuts.
The report, conducted by the inspector general's office, covered a period from 2008 to February 2010.
CSUN Womens Basketball vs. Uc Riverside Highlanders Womens Basketball
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 4:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsSun., Feb. 26, 12:30pm
Los Angeles Clippers v Charlotte Hornets - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsSun., Feb. 26, 6:30pm
Los Angeles Lakers v Charlotte Hornets - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsTue., Feb. 28, 7:30pm
In one case, auditors found half a million dollars worth of unused textbooks in a district warehouse.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.