Bartlesville Education Promise presented a check of $3,000 to the Bartlesville Board of Education that will be used to purchase books for each of the six elementary schools in the district. Each school will receive 336 books to help students that have been struggling with reading. The funds to support the program were donated by Downtown Bartlesville Kiwanis Club and Regional United Way.
“Elementary students that are struggling with reading will be able to take the books home and work with their parents on reading in the evening,” Garber said.
“When we talked with teachers about this program, they informed us that about 20 percent of students struggle with reading,” Garber said. “We will be providing the perfect amount of books for those students.”