Early education plays important role
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:00pm Clayprogress1
While almost one fourth of Clay County residents live in poverty and Clay County schools are classified as a Title 1 school as a result of that poverty — children who receive an education have the best opportunity to escape that cycle. In addition, children who attend Pre-K are more likely to do well in school and stay in school to acquire a higher level education.
Hayesville Elementary Preschool is taking applications for its free program through March. According to Clay County schools Inclusive Preschool Director Maggie Butler, education is one of the best ways to fight poverty. "It's a way to be proactive and not reactive. Pre-K is free so why not place children in it?" she said.
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By Lorrie Ross / Staff writer