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Mountain View Library Wins $5,000 Barona Grant for More Books

Mountain View High School's library was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians, which will go toward purchasing reading materials for the school's beginning English students.

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio was on hand to support Mountain View's efforts of providing beginning English students - many of whom are new young immigrants - with books, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

The school recently enrolled 82 English learner students with various home language backgrounds, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Fuzhou, Mandarin, Qhuche and Khmer. The grant will go toward supporting home language literacy of these students, as well as their academic success.

The Barona grant would also support additional students whose home language is not English, students who are studying to obtain bi-literacy certificates and students in AP Spanish.