Schools in the five counties chosen to participate in Indiana’s pre-k pilot program plan to have it up and running for the 2015-16 school year. That means they have exactly 12 months to prepare and already the timer seems to be ticking rather quickly.
Indiana has selected Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties to test its pre-k pilot program. Leaders in counties not selected are still seeking ways to make quality preschool education a reality for low income families.
The program will fund pre-kindergarten programs that are delivered by accredited private and public schools or by community-based programs that have achieved Level 3 or 4 in the state’s Paths to QUALITY voluntary childcare quality rating system.
Franklin Township Schools violated the Indiana Constitution when it stopped busing for students and then contracted with a private group to provide the service for a fee, the Indiana Appeals Court ruled Tuesday.