School board discusses expanding head start
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Apr 16, 2014 | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend | print
<i>Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record<p>
Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby (above) went described some of the change orders to the Primary School construction project.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby (above) went described some of the change orders to the Primary School construction project.

slideshow
Trigg County Board of Education members heard options at their meeting Thursday night about how to expand head start services in the county.

There was no action on the table, but the discussion, lead by Trigg County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Beth Sumner, was based on recommendations made by the Preschool Study Group.

Sumner said three- and four-year-olds in the county currently have to qualify based on income or disability. It’s available to four-year-olds whose family income is no more than 150 percent of the poverty level, and there are 81 students, she added. But they are hoping to offer head start to even more students.

“We’re not even reaching half our students yet,” Sumner said. “We want to do some additional outreach through the [Trigg County] Health Department,”

Sumner said there are other ways of reaching out, including adding another pre-school classroom or changing the current schedule from one session per day to do. The first option could increase the number of available preschool slots from 80 to 100, while the second option could double that number to 140.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
Weather
Click for Cadiz, Kentucky Forecast
Sponsored By:
Beaus Blog Logo
Read Beau's Daily Analysis