$1.8 million being reallocated to fix playgrounds, buy new textbooks within WCPS

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Several Washington County Public Schools facilities will be getting some renovations, thanks to the reallocation of $1.8 million.

The money will be coming from the district’s unrestricted fund balance.

Just over $1 million is going towards the district’s Capital Improvement Plan adding to last year’s budget.

About $200,000 will go towards playground improvements and replacing equipment that is now obsolete or dangerous.

About $150,000 will go towards pre-kindergarten improvements, such as new desks, chairs and building facilities.

Finally, over $400,000 is going towards the purchase of new textbooks. Buying new textbooks was held off while the school finalized their Common Core Curriculum. 

“It’s important to our students and to our families to see that we’re making those types of investments in learning,” said Jeffrey Proulx, WCPS, COO. “From a pre-kindergarten perspective, having kids that are there, ready to learn and to grow sets those students up for success long-term.”

The board voted unanimously in favor of the money reallocation.

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