The Union School Board approved the purchase of new teaching software at its August meeting.

The school district will use Odysseyware in its high school summer school program, the Wildcat Extension Program, night school and in its at-risk day program.

The software includes more than 300 courses and instructional materials in core subjects, electives, career technical educational courses and professional development to support educators in creating personalized learning initiatives.

The board voted to approve the purchase of the software, totaling $27,000.

Some district students may be familiar with the programs Odysseyware offers. It was used at the high school during the summer session.

“It will be interesting to see how we can use it,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Scott Hayes. “We’re excited about it and what it can bring as we go through the year.”