The Garfield County School Board approved the purchase of a new Language Arts reading program during the April 30th Board meeting. A committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators reviewed and recommended the new curriculum. The new program is published by McGraw Hill Education and is titled “Wonders”. The new literacy program will be taught in Pre K (preschool) through 6th grade and will available to the students at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. The cost for the program is $136,536 for the all of the elementary schools in the District. The associated costs will provide students the resources needed for the next six years. The District will be providing professional development opportunities for teachers this summer to plan and utilize the new reading resources. I would like to thank those individuals who reviewed the various curriculums and provided the recommendation to the School Board for their adoption and approval. I would also like to thank the tax payers who provide the funding to purchase the resources our students need for their education. We are excited about the new reading program and the instructional opportunities it will provide to our students.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton