By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
Cuero School District reports good strides in its efforts to reduce the coming year’s budget by $4.5 million.
However, some of the proposed cuts have met with opposition.
At last week’s trustee meeting, pre-kindergarten teachers at John C. French Elementary questioned the decision to reduce pre-k from a full day to a tuition-based, half-day program.
A letter to the board written by pre-k teacher Alexis Cooper, read by pre-k teacher Donna Baxter, said the teachers are worried about the ripple effect this will have on students in the future.
The letter said, “As a child enters Pre-Kindergarten, we, as teachers and aides see so many variations in abilities, skills, and knowledge from child to child.