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School Leaders Bracing For Possible Budget Cuts

Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

School Administrators are preparing for possible budget cuts as this years legislative session gets underway. Pella Community School District Director of Instruction Lowell Ernst says there are several areas of instruction that could be affected including free preschool programs and the Iowa Core Curriculum, which ensures that learning programs prepare young people for college and beyond. Kate Jones, Principal at Madison Elementary says the possibility of cuts to preschool programs hasn’t discouraged people from enrolling, and credits parents and community support for making sure that students have been adequately prepared to enter school.