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School board OKs Core funding

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 8th, 2013

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Unified School District is set to receive more than $900,000 in funding from the state in order to implement Common Core Standards, a new set of assessments and instructional techniques being implemented statewide this year, but Assistant Superintendent Kathy Hanneman says the district still isn’t sure exactly how the money will be spent.

The funds are earmarked to pay for upgrades associated with the Common Core implementation including new teaching materials, teacher and staff training and technology, but “we don’t have to say how much will be spent in each area right now,” Hanneman said, “Because we don’t know what our needs will be two years from now. We’re really still at the information gathering spot right now. We’re still not sure what those costs are going to be.”

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