Texas school system to spend $100 million to replace classroom and library books

By JOSHUA ROBERTSSON The Associated PressTexas is set to spend an estimated $100,000 on replacement textbooks, equipment and books to replace books that were damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

The Houston Independent School District announced Monday that it would purchase textbooks from a Texas-based company and use the money to replace more than 1,400 books.

The district plans to begin replacing books by mid-September, when it hopes to have books in stores by September, according to the Texas Tribune.

The books will include the books used in the textbooks that were printed in the Texas Longhorns’ 2016 season and the books that have been used since then, said a statement from the district.

The books will be available for purchase beginning in September and are expected to last several years, the district said.

Texas has had more than 20 years of major storms, including Hurricane Katrina, and a flood that killed at least 11 people and destroyed thousands of homes.