EISD to offer college courses to students

Edgewood ISD held their monthly meeting Sept. 18 with all board members present with the exception of Cale Kimbrough and Eric James.

Board members announced that this year, Edgewood ISD will offer free college courses for their high school students.

Currently, there are 21 students enrolled in Dual Credit College Courses with Trinity Valley Community College.

In addition to free tuition, the district is also paying for textbooks for the students taking the dual credit courses. The board approved the cost of $11,457 for the fall semester.

Hilary Burton, the school district’s Pre-K Director, informed the board student enrollment has increased this year.

According to Burton, this is the first year Edgewood ISD has offered full day pre-kindergarten. “In the past, the school district offered two half day classes serving a total of 14 students. This year, 32 students are enrolled causing the district to hire a second teacher and aide,” said Burton. 

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