LANCASTER - Preschoolers currently attend classes two days per week in Garrard County elementary schools, but they could soon start attending school four days a week because of a mandate from the Kentucky Board of Education.
"We are required to provide preschool services four days a week," Superintendent Ray Woolsey told school board members Thursday after receiving a notice from Kentucky's education commissioner Gene Wilhoit. Woolsey said he will be meeting with Wilhoit this week to come to some agreement regarding the transition from the two-day to the four-day program.
Woolsey said the transition to extended preschool will not be cheap. "It will cost us $100,000. And that's not budgeted," he said.
If the district makes the change at mid-year, it will cost the district $50,000, he said. "The letter said I was to implement this immediately."