The pilot program would provide $10 million in assistance to help low-income families send their children to preschool.
Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
An initial estimate puts the cost of a state-wide pre-kindergarten at nearly $200 million.
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.
A referendum increasing property taxes would raise $1.8 million annually to expand preschool education in Bartholomew County.
The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County helped local schools create pre-kindergarten classes.