Baker Co. Schools to receive major book donation

Baker Co. School will receive major book donation
Michael Best, Principal at Baker County K12 School. (Source: WALB).
Michael Best, Principal at Baker County K12 School. (Source: WALB).

NEWTON, GA (WALB) - Students at Baker County K through 12 schools will soon have more reading options in their new media center, thanks to a donation of new books from the state superintendent.

State Superintendent Richard Woods will donate 1,000 books to Baker County Schools' new library next Tuesday.

The State Superintendent will make a stop at the school during his Give Back Book Donation tour throughout the state.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will have the new collection of reading items to help enhance reading literacy.

"I think it means a lot. I think it shows our students that people care about them and that there are people out there that are concerned and that they want them to have the best as well. So the kids realize that it's not just them but there's a lot of people pulling for them," said Baker County Schools K-12 Principal Michael Best.

School officials said the state superintendent will be back on August 30, when the school showcases its new renovations to the public for its open house.

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