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Weedsport school district secures funding for prekindergarten program

The Weedsport Central School District is set to get state funding for its prekindergarten services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Wednesday.

Weedsport, which will receive $126,432, is one of 16 school districts approved for funding, according to a press release. The total fund amount, $5 million, is meant for school districts classified as high-needs districts but Weedsport was an exception.

Doug Tomandl, Weedsport's assistant superintendent for business, said the district, while not classified as high-needs, decided to apply because some local high needs districts who have already secured extra pre-K funding from the state have been able to expand services, including the establishment of programs for 3-year-olds.

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