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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 12:05 am

NO PARK PRE-K

Parents with children enrolled in the Springfield Park District preschool programs received a disappointing notification on Feb. 19. The Park District will no longer be offering preschool programming after the current session ends May 24. Competition and low enrollment rates that have dipped beyond the “minimum participation levels” were cited as the reason for the decision to end the program, according to a statement that was handed out to parents at Washington Park Preschool.
Some parents plan to attend the Park District board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 to express their concerns about the program’s closure and potential impact on the community.
However, the Park District has said it intends to continue to offer other early childhood programs. There are also plans in the works for a program to honor the past and present preschool families and teachers, but a date has yet to be set.

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