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District 26 renews preschool agreement with D-3

CARY – The Cary District 26 School Board on Monday approved an agreement to allow Fox River Grove District 3 to continue sending students to Cary for preschool next school year.

District 26 expects to bring in about $61,800 from District 3 for hosting seven special education preschool students. Tuition for each student is about $8,800.

The intergovernment agreement outlines roles and responsibilities for each district in areas such as program administration, facilities and transportation, program organization, student eligibility, personnel and program costs and finances, among other things.

“We’re very happy with the arrangement,” board member Julie Jette said. “It seems to be working out pretty good.”

Fox River Grove started sending students to District 26’s Early Childhood Education program this school year after its partnership with Prairie Grove District 46 ended. It wasn’t feasible for District 3 to run its own program.

The District 3 school board is scheduled to vote on the agreement in May.

In lieu of consolidating the school districts, which the District 3 and 26 boards decided against pursuing further in December, partnering or sharing services has been a goal for both districts.

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