Taking a look at the approved FY2012 town meeting budget submitted by the Northborough Public Schools, the town approved a budget of $6,697 for the cost of textbooks for the 2012 school year. That is a 3.40 percent over 2011, which was $6,477. FY2010 was a lot more, at $11,068.
Books aren't cheap. Just ask anyone who has recently purchased one for a college class.
Some schools have switched, or entertained the idea of online textbooks. What are your thoughts on this?