North Kitsap school board eyeing cuts to librarians, athletics

North Kitsap school board eyeing cuts to librarians, athletics
Angela Dice  June 10, 2011   Kitsap Sun

MATH CURRICULUM

Board members say they need more information before making a decision on a proposed new math curricula for elementary and secondary schools.

The curricula, called Math Expressions for elementary and Holt for secondary, include texts and online tips for students and parents, extra problems and video explanations. The cost is expected to be roughly $400,000.

Teachers speaking to the board said that the existing texts don’t have lessons on topics that appear in state tests, and that they have to create much of their own curriculum amounting districtwide to nearly 3 million copies of worksheets and handouts for students.

“Our kids are not achieving in math like they should,” Woodward said.

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