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.
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