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Jasper County School District makes improvements to Pre-K program


The Jasper County School District is ramping up its Pre-Kindergarten program. 

The district received a $250,000 grant to improve teaching and learning at Hardeeville and Ridgeland Elementary schools. District officials are partnering with Clemson University to provide more training for Pre-K faculty. District officials say when teachers are better trained, they improve the quality of the school’s Pre-K program - benefiting students in the long run.

“We know it’ll have long-term effects for our children. Better trained staff will allow us to serve our children in a better way, with unique opportunities and better improved ways to provide them with better strategies; more materials. We know our staff from the ongoing professional development," said Robert Candillo, Jasper County School District. 

The school district was one of eight school chosen for the grant. 

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