Important Textbook Notice

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The Pomona Unified School District is committed to ensuring that every student has appropriate standards-based textbooks or instructional materials in the core subjects to use in class and take home as needed. You may be aware of new laws affecting schools in California as a result of the Williams lawsuit settlement. These new laws---known as the “Williams legislation” ---seek to ensure that all students have equal educational opportunities, including access to sufficient instructional materials. Some of our schools will be visited this year by a team from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to check that each child has sufficient books.


Having textbooks and instructional materials available for students at all times is a collaborative effort among the district, the school, your child, and you. Each year, we lend books to your students. Please help us by making sure your child’s educational materials are substantial. A single textbook costs from $45 to $150. When books are lost or damaged, the cost to replace them greatly impacts our district budget. That is why under California Education Code 48904 and Pomona Unified School District Board Policy 6161.2, the student and parent are responsible for reimbursing the district if textbooks or instructional materials are lost or damaged. We are fortunate to live in a state where instructional materials are loaned to students at no cost to the parents. It is extremely important that we work together to protect these important resources.


Please help us by talking with your children about their responsibilities to care for the textbooks and instructional materials assigned to them. As always, we appreciate your cooperation and thank you for our support.


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Armstrong Elementary School
Cynthia Sanchez, Principal
22750 Beaverhead Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 397-4563
Fax: (909) 397-4565

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