Pre-schoolers Faith Ruminer, left, and Riley Glick play with an iPad during a morning preschool session at Wapakoneta Elementary School this past school year. (Photo provided)
Wapakoneta Elementary School has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Education that will help cover the cost of tuition for 14 preschool students whose parents are experiencing financial hardship.
WES Assistant Principal Carrie Knoch said the goal is to allow parents to send their child to preschool even if they are unable to afford it.
“This isn’t intended to provide spaces for students whose parents are already planning to afford preschool,” Knoch said. “This is for kids whose parents cannot afford preschool.”
The grant, known as an early childhood extension grant, is intended to help families who fall below certain federal poverty levels.
For the full story, see the Monday, June 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.