The legislature failed to pass a measure last session that would have created a preschool pilot program.
Automatic federal spending cuts have begun to hit Indiana’s Head Start programs, leading to reductions in staff, transportation services and student slots.
Depending on who you ask, it could cost as much as $8,000 per pupil or as little as $3,500 for a state-funded pre-K program.
The bill that would allocate money for low-income children to attend preschool passed by an overwhelming majority.
Key players at the Indiana Statehouse are becoming more amenable to the idea that the upcoming session might be the time to devote state funding to pre-K.
A Columbus-area preschool program sponsored by local businesses and the school district could be an example for the rest of the state.
Indiana lawmakers are poised to fund full-day kindergarten even though some experts say the money may be better spent elsewhere.