County is among finalists for pilot preschool program

Jackson County emerged as one of 18 finalists to receive state funding for pilot preschool programs targeting low-income children.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced Wednesday the selected counties are in the running for more than $10 million from the early learning pilot grant program established by the 2014 General Assembly.

The news excited Dan Hodge, director of the Jackson County Education Coalition.

"We're very happy to know that Jackson County is one of the finalists," he said. "This funding would allow us to create more opportunities at the school systems in Jackson County."

Neighboring Bartholomew and Lawrence counties also were chosen.

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