Putnam County students will have a new set of social studies textbooks for the 2013-2014 school year.
School board members unanimously approved the new curriculum of books for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Monday's regular board meeting in Winfield.
The measure also includes new books for high school elective classes like psychology, sociology, geography and criminal justice.
Board member William Legg said it had been "a little while," since the social studies curriculum had been changed, but that the approval was passed based on a recommendation by the county's textbook selection committee.
Board members also held a public hearing on the proposed $112.5 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. No issues or concerns were raised during the hearing.
The budget is about $2 million more than the current year. It passed unanimously.
It included general expenses of $93.1 million, special revenues of $13.1 million, a capital services fund of $1.1 million a debt services fund of $5.1 million.
Other measures approved included: the installation of a new fiber cable along W.Va. 62 in front of Poca High School, resignations of 15 employees and the assignment and employment of numerous teachers, administrators and other professionals to fill vacant positions for the 2013-2014 school year.
The school board will meet again at 7 p.m. June 3 at Buffalo High School. All meetings are open to the public.