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Nevada school district to replace some outdated textbooks

Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 18:40:15-05

A northwestern Nevada school district has been given approval to purchase new textbooks to replace some of its decade-old stock of tomes.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the board of trustees on Tuesday approved $3.8 million for the Washoe County School District to purchase new high school math textbooks and middle school world language books.

The new books will arrive in classrooms for next school year.

School textbooks are usually replaced every seven years, but the district received state waivers to defer buying new books as it battled budget deficits.

The yearlong textbook buying process started up in again in 2015 with new elementary math books.

Middle school students received new math books this school year. The district expects to buy new elementary English language books next.