Area schools receive grants to improve pre-kindergarten

Two local school systems will be receiving money from the state to increase opportunities for students to attend pre-kindergarten.

The Brown County schools will receive a grant o $90,3450, while the Shelbyville Central Schools are being granted $144,811 in early education capacity-building grants, Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning announced yesterday. The Clay Academy in Shelby County is also receiving $22,711

The $870,000 in grants went to 19 prekindergarten programs that are eligible for the first time this school year to participate in On My Way Pre-K, the state-funded prekindergarten program for low-income children.