The Galva School Board on Jan. 24 heard several options on the possibility of funding the Galva Pre-K program. Supt. Doug O’Riley told the board that he is doubtful that it will be funded by the state next year.



 


The Galva School Board on Jan. 24 heard several options on the possibility of funding the Galva Pre-K program. Supt. Doug O’Riley told the board that he is doubtful that it will be funded by the state next year.

O’Riley said he has to write a grant for the funding, which will be based on need. He said the program currently costs about $140,000 per year for the teacher, aide and personnel to interact with parents, as well as snacks.

He gave the board different programs, which include cuts of $70,000 if no aide or home interaction and admitting just 4-year-olds.

O’Riley said that the home interaction is important since some parents need help dealing with schools and finding age-appropriate books. He said that 75 percent of parents could use help in some form.