The state’s economic downturn continues to effect educational institutions throughout Illinois, and two local schools are connected by that commonality as their pre-K programs are tied together by one grant.
The Pana School District, as well as the Taylorville School District, funds their pre-kindergarten program through a grant, and the past couple of years, the state’s economic woes have put that program at risk.
Pana School District Superintendent Dr. David Lett explains that this program has been invaluable to both districts.
Dr. Lett adds that it hasn’t been easy for the districts to keep the program running, but it does remain important to both school districts.
The state currently owes the Pana School District over 100-thousand dollars.