Goshen schools will offer pre-K next school year
Posted: 06/26/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
Tamra Ummel, Goshen’s executive director of elementary education, and Mary Kay Longacre, Goshen’s Title I program director, presented a report to the school board conducted by a committee consisting of teachers, administrators and community members.
The board unanimously approved the committee’s recommendation to initiate the program for the 2012-13 school year.
The early childhood program will have two classrooms offering half-day instruction, with children attending either mornings or afternoons, four days a week. Each classroom will have an instructor and a full-time assistant.
An increase in Title I funds will allow Goshen schools to pay for the program solely with those funds. According to Ummel, the program will cost roughly $183,500.
Leftover Title I funds will be used to add Prairie View and Waterford elementary schools as Title I eligible schools.