Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pre-k enhancement status public hearing

The Committee of the Whole (Council Chair Gray, At-large, chair) is holding a public oversight hearing on "Progress in the Implementation of the Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Act" on November 13 at 10:00 am in Room 412 of the JAWB.

The purpose of this hearing is to review the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) progress in implementing Law 17-202, the "Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Amendment Act of 2008."   The City Council unanimously passed this legislation to ensure that by 2014, every three-year-old is afforded an opportunity to attend a two-year high-quality pre-k educational program in a setting of their choice.   The legislation proscribed actions to achieve the goal and the hearing is designed to elicit answers to the basic questions including ones about the status of the planning process and the status of the expansion plan.

The public is encouraged to testify; details are in the hearing notice.

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