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Waukesha Schools Receive $434K to Add New Books, Technology to Libraries

Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris
Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris
The Waukesha School District will receive $433,751 this month to purchase materials for school libraries from the Common School Fund, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Statewide, $32 million is being dolled out by the state for the purchase of books, digital materials and technology for school libraries. Each school district is being compensated nearly $25 per child between ages 4 and 20 living in the school district, according to the news release.

The purchases must be made by June 30.

“The Common School Fund supports Wisconsin’s teacher librarians and the resources of our school libraries, which are integral in helping students develop the college and career ready skills they will need to succeed in the future,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in the news release. “The allocations from the Common School Fund are the main and sometimes only funding available to purchase the school library resources, digital and print, that are accessible to all students in our schools.” 
Matt Gamble April 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Crazy story hey? Geez with all the blue fisters at the capitol last year you would have thought the schools were going to crumble, teachers run for the hills and close all the doors. Turns out good fiscal sense and responsibility actually pay off. Wow, who would have thought? Who knows maybe we should try this on the Federal level.
Hydra April 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM
More proof that Act 10 is working. Hail Hydra!

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