By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

H-M-S preschool program will remain part time next year

Funding issues delay move to full-time schedule


March 21, 2024


H-M-S preschool students pet a dog at the elementary school during a recent visit from Animal Medical Centers.

Expanding the preschool program at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School from half days to a full day schedule will not happen next fall.

Principal Ashley Benz told the school board last month that H-M-S was considering extending Little Hawks Preschool's schedule to four full days per week. She said that additional learning opportunities could be offered with an extended schedule.

Further investigation has resulted in the district maintaining the preschool's current half-day schedule in 2024-25. Benz told the board on Monday that financial considerations were a factor in the decision.

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