Yakima School District approves new science curriculum

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A new science curriculum got approved by the Yakima School District for the upcoming school year. The new curriculum will align more with state standards.

It will also let students access textbooks electronically. Friday's board meeting also discussed charter schools. The decision to authorize a charter school has been put on hold.

Parents said the new curriculum could be a good thing.

"I say stick with the basics and really teach them what they need to know and let them decide if it's something they want to progress in," said Michael Robles.

The science curriculum will cost almost $700,000.