Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Republic Reports Bartholomew Schools Approve November Referendum for Pre-K Education

From the Columbus Republic:

A November ballot question has been finalized that will ask voters to help pay for prekindergarten for four-year-olds with financial need.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is seeking an additional 5 cents per $100 assessed valuation, which would generate $1.8 million annually through increased property taxes.

The money would cover full-time prekindergarten costs for the estimated 450 students a year in the Columbus-based school district whose families cannot afford educational opportunities available through private preschools or tuition-based public programs.