Manchester School Board Pre-K Vote a Positive Step for Kids

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School Board members passed proposal for new Head Start classroom in 8-4 vote Monday night

Concord, NH (April 11, 2017) The Manchester School Board on Monday evening passed a proposal for a new Head Start classroom in the Manchester School District in a 8-4 vote.

Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) and the Manchester School District partnered on the proposal alongside Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) garnering private donations to fund start-up costs. The location of the classroom has not yet been determined.

“Thanks to SNHS and the school district, a classroom of Manchester’s youngest citizens will soon have access to high-quality preschool,” said Lindsay Hanson, SCAN Government Relations Manager for New Hampshire. “We know that early childhood education programs, like Head Start, give kids a strong start in life and lead to stronger communities, so this is a critical investment in Manchester’s future.”


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