Henry County Board approves purchase of educational materials

The purchase of educational materials will be paid for by Henry County’s school SPLOST.

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The purchase of educational materials will be paid for by Henry County’s school SPLOST.

The Henry County Board of Education voted at its June 10 regular meeting to approve a $16 million expenditure over eight years on new core learning resources for all grades and core subjects. officials said the cost works out to an average of $43 per student, considerably less than the $105 currently being spent, as well as a 62 percent discount compared to the list price of $42 million. The funding for the purchase is coming from the county’s school SPLOST. The acquisition includes both print and digital resources, which were available for community and teacher review during the month of May.

A total of 249 people gave feedback, and that number includes teachers at all 50 schools in the district.