Apparently, the NY Public Schools are in such fantastic shape, they can just start throwing out brand new books.
From the NY Daily News:
Queens' Intermediate School 73 angers staff over tossed books
Hundreds of new or slightly used books were tossed into a Dumpster outside of a Queens middle school early Friday, outraging staff members who can't believe the waste.
Several garbage bags filled with copies of classic literature like "Little Women," "Sarah, Plain and Tall" and "Treasure Island" were discarded in a Dumpster alongside Intermediate School 73 in Maspeth.