Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dohn A. Miller

Second Committee Member

Donald G. Goetschius

Third Committee Member

Donald J. Murphy


It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the cost of textbooks for grades one through six for the first class school districts in the State of Washington; (2) to establish an ideal textbook budget for optimum learning; (3) to find the useful life of a textbook as limited by durability and need for revision in certain subject areas, and (4) to investigate storage procedures, particularly central storage versus individual building storage, to determine the most efficient use of the basic and supplemental texts owned by a district.