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.