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Blanton Elementary receives Bookworm Vending Machine

This new machine brings the count to 15 total machines in ECISD buildings.
Credit: Education Foundation

ODESSA, Texas — Blanton Elementary School has received a new Bookworm Vending Machine from the Education Foundation and  H-E-B. 

The first vending machine in ECISD was unveiled back in 2019 at Ross Elementary. 

“We are so excited to bring the students at Blanton a Bookworm Vending Machine and are so grateful to our partners at HEB for their donation,” said Celeste Potter, Education Foundation Director. “This is a great compliment to our Bookworms Literacy Program that currently provides students in grades Pre-K through 1st grade with a new book each month. Research shows that books in the home has a positive payoff in improved test scores so any opportunity to get books in the hands of our students is a win.”

This will now bring the total amount of machines to 15 for ECISD with 22 more machines on the way. 

Credit: Education Foundation