Volusia County School Board approves new math materials for k-5 students next year

Photos for Headline Surfer / Rachel Hazel, executive director, K-12 Curriculum; and Christine Cyrier, specialist, media services and instructional materials, discuss the importance of math materials for k-5 students for next year. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla -- The Volusia County School Board has approved the purchase of math materials for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grades.

It doesn't end there, district officials decided.

"Now we are exploring also implementing English/Language Arts textbooks for the upcoming year," Kelly J. Schulz, school district spokeswoman, told Headline Surfer.

"Now we are exploring also implementing English/Language Arts textbooks for the upcoming year," Kelly J. Schulz, school district spokeswoman, told Headline Surfer.

School Superintendent Russell Martin recommended approval during the Feb. 26 School Board meeting to adopt the specified instructional materials for math, in grades K-5, for the 2019-'20 school year.

After a presentation from Rachel Hazel, executive director, K-12 Curriculum; and Christine Cyrier, specialist, media services and instructional materials, the board voted unanimously for the book purchases.

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