It is your principal’s obligation to provide basic instructional supplies and books (including textbooks, paper, chalk, microscopes and manipulatives) so you can provide an effective educational program to your students. If the principal does not do so, the chapter leader should request a meeting with the principal. At this meeting, the principal and the chapter committee will try to resolve the issue. At the same time, your chapter leader should notify your district representative to see if he or she can resolve the matter. If necessary, the union will forward the dispute to the chancellor for resolution. You can read more about your rights in regard to supplies in Article 7R of the contract.