June 27, 2017

School district explores offering preschool program

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

If there is enough interest from parents in the Watford City area, the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 may be willing to offer a preschool program for non-special education students.
“Last year was the first time that we had a preschool program,” states Steve Holen, district superintendent. “But it was a program that was designed for both special education students as well as non-special education students.”
But, according to Holen, combining the two groups of students didn’t work well.
“We started the fall program with 10 non-special education students. But as the number of special education students increased, we had to reduce the other student numbers,” stated Holen.

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