Pinellas County Schools Referendum helps support the Book Bus
The Referendum provides reading materials to enhance instruction. Middle and high schools have become print-rich environments, where students have access to relevant texts and software. Funds also pay for literacy intervention programs, specialized reading programs and teacher training.
Thanks to the Referendum:
- Every reading, math, science, or social studies classroom is equipped with classroom libraries filled with diverse and up-to-date materials.
- Middle and high school reading classrooms 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 are supported by additional computer software, magazines, newspapers and materials for collaborative projects.
- Reading teachers have opportunities to attend trainings with nationally recognized literacy experts.