by Michele Catahay

With the recent release of $1.5 million from the Department of Administration, the Department of Education is working to order much needed textbooks. Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Eva San Nicolas says her staff is working on processing the orders this week. These textbooks include language arts adoption and reading, along with the reorder for math.

San Nicolas explains, "We're focusing on kinder through fifth at this time. We want to address the schools with reform programs and we'll look at meeting the needs of the middle and high schools."

San Nicolas admits that they may need to ask for supplimental funds of up to four million dollars to cover the remaining orders for middle and high schools.