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By Kate Wilcox
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Yough School Board will send its old social studies and science textbooks to underprivileged students across the globe.

The board voted on Wednesday night to partner with a company that will take the used books for no cost and distribute them to countries in need. The profit from any books that the company can sell will be split 50/50 with the district.

Superintendent Janet Sardon said she does not anticipate much revenue from the venture.

“Otherwise, we were just going to dispose of the books,” she said. “Some of them are quite old.”

The board also approved an agreement with Ion/McDonald Land Services to do seismic 3D geophysical testing at the high school, H.W. Good, Mendon and West Newton elementary schools. The company constructs 3D underground maps and sells them to drilling companies. The district will receive about $500 from the agreement. The district has a lease agreement with Chevron.

The board approved a $1,900 study of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in the H.W. Good library. Conditions in the library are very humid, Sardon said.

“It's not good for a library situation,” she said.

Sardon said she expects the results of the study within the next month.

Kate Wilcox is a reporter for Trib Total Media.

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