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District 153 uses federal funds for new math books and programs

All students in Homewood schools will be learning math using new textbooks and computer programs next school year. 

The District 153 school board agreed at the May 10 board meeting to spend approximately $330,000 to update materials from Bridges and enVision for students and teachers. Federal CARES Act funds through the Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund will cover the cost.

The two packages the district is purchasing include materials such as games and activities, word resource cards and classroom manipulatives, textbooks, technology resources and professional development training for teachers and staff . . .

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