June 1, 1995 – DO 34, s. 1995 – Safeguarding the Supply of Textbooks


June 1, 1995

DO 34, s. 1995
Safeguarding the Supply of Textbooks

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Division Supply Officers District Supervisors
District Property Custodians School Principals or Heads

  1. It has come to our attention that some of the textbooks published by IMDC are being sold by unscrupulous book sellers and are being purchased as replacements for lost copies of IMDC books. The sign “Government Property, Not for Sale” on the front cover has been erased and the name and address of the bookstore stamped on the title page of copies found on sale.
  2. To eradicate completely such diversion and sale of government textbooks, District Supervisors and/or District Property Custodians are required to cause the marking through rubber stamping on separate pages of each textbook the following:
    – NOT FOR SALE –
    District: _______________
    Division: _______________
  3. Recent monitoring visits have also generated findings about the extraordinary depletion rate of textbooks issued in the lower grade levels due to improper and careless handling.
  4. To safeguard and maintain the adequate supply of textbooks, it is directed that the Do’s and Don’ts for the care of books printed on the inside back cover of every book be actively discussed by school officials and teachers with their pupils during school opening to prolong the usable condition of textbooks even beyond their estimated three-year physical life.
  5. It is desired that this Order be disseminated for compliance by all concerned.

Reference: None Allotment: 1-2—(M.O. 1-87)

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