They lift weights. They keep going even though the heat is oppressive. Frequent water breaks are a must, but they are trying to be ready for Opening Day.
Yes, delivering textbooks is hard work.
Lamar CISD Textbook Coordinator Amy Holik reports that 24,775 student textbooks have been delivered to the campuses, so far. Add to that 389 teacher’s editions and 1,080 boxes of Math Consumable Teacher Packs, which are mainly math work sheets for students.
And there is more to come.
Textbooks for Spelling, Handwriting and English as a Second Language are still on order from the publisher. When an order comes in, the boxes are sorted by campus, re-loaded onto pallets and shipped from the Lamar CISD warehouse. Each box of books and other materials weighs between 20 and 40 lbs.
Still to come are an additional:
• 6,126 Student Handwriting books and 303 teacher editions;
• 320 boxes of pre-kindergarten curriculum;
• 188 Spelling books for teachers
• 315 books for ESL in grades 3-5; and
• 288 boxes of ESL curriculum for teachers.
Holik said changes in Austin caused the lag time in receiving the needed materials.
(The Texas Education Agency) changed the way books are ordered and didn’t open the text book order system until August 8,” she said. “Everyone in the state is facing a similar problem.”