By Ethan Colbert
Inspired by the success of the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center partnership between the Bowling Green R-I School District and other school districts in Pike and Lincoln counties, the local school district is exploring taking the lead on a county-wide early childhood education program.
During a May meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board, members of the local Board of Education discussed leasing or purchasing the former Moore-Pike Nursing Home, located on S. St. Charles Street, and converting the structure into an early childhood education facility that could be used by all school districts in Pike County.
“It is definitely something we want to explore,” Dr. Matthew Frederickson said during the May meeting. Frederickson is the Superintendent of Schools for the Bowling Green R-I School District.
During last week’s meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board, members resumed talks about the facility and the potential expansion of the district’s early childhood education program.
Earlier this year, the local school district announced that it would be expanding its early childhood program. Beginning next year, the school district is offering four half-day sessions of pre-kindergarten classes with two classes meeting in the morning and two in the afternoon.
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