I wanted to put this information out to everyone because I'm a concerned preschool parent. I attended my first school board meeting last week to support keeping open our local preschools. Because of state cutbacks they are deciding to close the preschool class at Village Elementary, which is the 2nd one in the past year. Last year they closed one of two preschool classes at Silver Strand Elementary. If they agree to close Village preschool, there will only be 1 public preschool for all of Coronado.
At last weeks meeting they have decided to agree to disagree until more details and numbers can be collected for the final decision at the next meeting on April 26th. They are bringing together all the information on the number of preschool children who are on the waiting lists and how to bring in funds to be able to keep things going.
A few questions I want to throw out there... What about the "millions" of dollars donated to The Coronado Schools Foundation annually? They just spent $10,000 on a "calendar committee" to decide on school dates and, the Foundation just received over $100,000 from the recent Telethon. They stated at the meeting that it only takes $25,000 to keep a preschool class running. To me $25,000 is a lot of money, but to the Foundation it is only a little.
I would love to see everyone come together for our little ones. Please keep the preschools open and even add on another.
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