Statement from Council Vice President John Barth on Pre-K Proposal Introduction
“The bi-partisan Indianapolis Pre-K Proposal 367 was introduced at tonight’s City/County Council meeting. It includes provisions we worked hard to include since pre-K plans were first announced, including serving children beginning at age 3, and serving families at the lowest income levels first. Proposal 367 requires the pre-K funds, raised from the city, be used for student scholarships only and that only high quality centers are eligible.
I am proud of the work that was done across party lines and with the input of many community supporters of pre-K, including Eli Lilly & Co. which has pledged to raise $10M for this effort.
This proposal will be heard in committee at 5:30 on 11/11 at the City/County Building.