Commission weighs additional $2.5M in pre-K funding

By Updated: May 31, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 30, 2019 5:27 PM CT
<strong>Students Danna Galvan (left), Eryn Wilbern and Jameson Dugger read together in Alice Holman's prekindergarten class at Porter-Leath's Douglas Head Start School on April 23. Shelby County commissioners are deciding whether to provide an additional $2.5 million to help replace an $8 million federal grant that funds 1,000 countywide prekindergarten seats.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Students Danna Galvan (left), Eryn Wilbern and Jameson Dugger read together in Alice Holman's prekindergarten class at Porter-Leath's Douglas Head Start School on April 23. Shelby County commissioners are deciding whether to provide an additional $2.5 million to help replace an $8 million federal grant that funds 1,000 countywide prekindergarten seats. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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