Board to vote on math program aligned with Common Core

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMay 18, 2014 

The Muscogee County School District administration building is at 2960 Macon Road.

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The Muscogee County School Board is expected to vote Monday night on a new district-wide math program for grades K-5.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

The recommended program is called enVision-MATH, a research-based curriculum aligned with the common core.

Cost of the curriculum, published by Pearson Education Inc., is $960,815, spread over the next two fiscal years.

In return, the district would receive about $3.9 million in materials.

At a works session last week, superintendent David Lewis said that all K-5 elementary math teachers were surveyed about the program and 78 percent of the 687 who responded support implementing the program next school year.

In other business:

• The board is expected to vote on increasing the price of school lunches. Lunches at elementary schools would increase from $2 to $2.05. Lunches in the middle and high schools would go from $2.25 to $2.30. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school systems to charge meal prices equivalent to the federal reimbursement rate for lunch.

• The board is expected to vote on a proposal that would have students at South Columbus Elementary School wearing uniforms next school term. According to the board agenda, a survey taken at the school found 99 percent of the faculty and staff in favor of the move.

A survey of parents found 84 percent in favor of uniforms and 16 percent not liking the idea.

• The board is expected to vote on selling the former Daniel Middle School property to a developer who wants to put a shopping center in that location on Manchester Expressway.

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