The Lafayette Parish School Board agreed Wednesday to early release nearly $4 million in general fund money to pay for new elementary textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Advocate reports the board unanimously approved the motion, agreeing to use $3.989 million to purchase new English language arts, math and science textbooks, workbooks and activity books for the new school year. Board member Dawn Morris was absent for the vote.
Expenditures for elementary English language arts made up the bulk of the spending proposal, constituting $3.1 million of the overall $3.989 million price tag.
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