The Referendum provides a wide variety of reading materials to enhance instruction. Middle and high schools have become print-rich environments where students have access to relevant texts and software. The funds also pay for literacy intervention programs,
specialized reading programs and teacher
Schools have the discretion to tailor purchases to the
specific needs of their students.
Thanks to the Referendum:
- Every reading classroom and every content classroom (such as math, science, or social studies) are now equipped with classroom libraries filled with diverse and up-to-date materials.
- Middle and high school reading classrooms continue to receive materials that would not otherwise be available, including instructional software, engaging fiction and non-fiction texts, novels, magazines and newspapers.
- The district has been able to expand its Leveled Literacy Intervention(LLI) program to all elementary schools. The intensive, small group reading program is for students in grades K-2 who need extra assistance to achieve grade- level proficiency
- Literacy lessons in all middle and high schools have been supported through additional computer software, magazines, newspapers and materials for collaborative projects.
- Reading teachers have opportunities to attend trainings with nationally recognized literacy experts.