Pilot pre-k program a success in Johnsburg

"Our first year is going great," he said. "We have learned a lot to make the program better in coming years."

Extensive research was done before starting the pilot program to anticipate the size of the class, evaluate costs, etc. and Markwica feels that research was accurate.

"We are satisfied with the numbers and our original predictions have proved correct," he said. "Our future kindergarten classes will be stronger because of this program."

Controversy surrounded the the pre-kindergarten program at JCS in its formative stages as many felt that it was too costly and would present a strain on the school's budget. Markwica feels that those concerns have been deemed incorrect, according to the success of the program.

"It is well worth the cost and it shows in the progress of our students," he said.

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