Sunnyside School Board adopts math curriculum for elementary and middle schools

During their meeting last night, Sunnyside School Board members accepted recommendations for new math curriculums for the elementary and middle schools in Sunnyside.

Gary Vegar, assistant superintendent for the Sunnyside School District, said these are exciting times for Sunnyside. He told the board three teams have been working individually to come up with recommendations for the board.

The teams analyzed materials from neighboring and demographically similar school districts and reviewed these materials.

After looking at several curriculums, it was recommended to the board to use one named "Investigations" from publishers Pearson/Scott Foresman. The cost for the new math books and materials to be used in grades K-5 is $184,260.

Connected Math Project 2 (CMP2) was picked for grades 6-8. CMP2 will cost the school district $172,335.

The high school's math curriculum will be presented to the board at next month's meeting.

This new curriculum will be implemented during the 2007-08 school year.

Board member Rocky Simmons asked Vegar if these new curriculums will be in line with future Office of the Superintendent choices and was told, yes, they would be.


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