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Districts Likely to Share Language Arts Curriculum

Butler superintendent said neighboring districts seem interested.

The , and Riverdale school districts will likely be moving forward with a shared services agreement for the costs of a new reading and writing curriculum for grades K-8.

Butler Public Schools Superintendent Mario Cardinale said Monday Riverdale has already expressed interest and that he was planning to have a conversation with Bloomingdale Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Terrance Brennan this week. At that point, the districts will move forward with the purchase of the program.

"The real reason to celebrate is we're going to then be on the same page with them with the same K-8 (curriculum)," Cardinale said.

Brennan previously told Patch that he feels the program can be beneficial to all of the districts' students, but in particular, Bloomingdale students who move on to Butler High School.

“Sharing an instructional approach would be quite beneficial for the Bloomingdale students when they become enrolled in ,” Brennan said. “The teachers in Butler High School would be providing instruction to all the students from a common curricular background, not just the instructional approach from one district over the other.”

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