Pre-K Proposal Forges Ahead in IndyPosted: Updated:
A plan to launch a publicly and privately-funded pre-kindergarten program in Indianapolis has received a key City-County Council committee approval. The proposal, which has the support of Mayor Greg Ballard and top members of the council, is due for a final vote early next month. November 11, 2014
Media Statement from President Maggie Lewis and Vice-President John Barth, Indianapolis City-County Council:
"We are pleased that Proposal, 367, the bi-partisan Indianapolis Pre-K Program, passed the Council's Rules and Public Policy committee tonight.
This is an important step for Indianapolis families and young children. We are hopeful this proposal will receive broad support when the full Council takes a final vote on December 1."
Source: The Office of City-County Council President Maggie Lewis
November 11, 2014
Statement from Mayor Greg Ballard on Committee Approval of Early Childhood Education Plan:
"Indy's plan to help make high-quality preschool affordable for children from low income families took a major step forward this evening. This new program is one of the key components in our holistic plan to address the root causes of crime and poverty, making Indy a safer place to live.
It is my sincere hope the full Council acts quickly to pass and fully fund this initiative so we can start enrolling children in preschool next year."
Source: The Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard