by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—The Lancaster school board on Thursday, August 1, adopted changes to the preschool program for the upcoming school year.
Original plans called for two 3-year-old classes and two 4-year-old classes. However, superintendent Dan Russell recommended the district adopt qualifying criteria for the 3-year-old-program that matches the state’s Virginia Preschool Initiative. This is to prevent 3-year-olds from completing a year of preschool and then not being able to qualify for the 4-year-old program.
That change, along with low enrollments of 3-year-olds, means that there are only enough students for one…