District takes control of parent program

February 16, 2006

The Basehor-Linwood School District now has a Parents as Teachers program of its own.

Parents as Teachers is an international early-childhood education and family support program. It is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education.

Monday night, the Basehor-Linwood School Board unanimously approved splitting its program from the Northeast Kansas Education Service Center, which coordinates Parents as Teachers for several school districts.

Local school officials said running the program without the assistance of the cooperative would be $1,800 more expensive, but the increase could be offset by acquiring grant money.

Also at the meeting, the board unanimously:

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