There are three inventory types in TIMS. They are as follows:
Active textbooks are in the district/school’s possession and are currently in use.
The surplus textbook program has been beneficial to schools throughout the state. A surplus textbook is one that is still in good physical condition but is no longer being used in the district. In most situations, the surplus textbooks will be from a previous adoption and may be much more current than those being used in some districts. Books with a copyright of 10 years of age or less should be kept in the surplus book program.
Each local school district will determine if textbooks are unusable. Textbooks may be unusable because they are ten years or older, or not relative to current state standards, or the textbooks may be physically worn to the point that continued use is not practical. Before a school district disposes of textbooks, approval must be granted by the Superintendent, and the information must be entered into the TIMS.
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