Gov. Mike Pence announced today that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties have been selected for Indiana's prekindergarten pilot program to prepare low-income 4-year-olds for success in school.
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. was among the 18 counties that were finalists to become a pilot site.
The state is now working with the Indiana Family Social Services Administration to design the program in preparation to launch it in early 2015.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Republic.