Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2016 | Page 29

Board Approves New Early Literacy Center M ansfield ISD is in the early stages of constructing a new early literacy center. The concept was approved by the board of trustees at the regular board meeting on Nov. 15. The center is set to open in August 2018 and will serve 3- and 4-year-old pre-kindergartners and Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) students. It will be located near Della Icenhower Intermediate School. The purpose of the center is to improve the school readiness of young children using creative, hands-on, interactive experiences within a research-based early childhood program. District administration said the early literacy center aligns perfectly with one of MISD’s Vision 2020 guiding statements, which states that students will read on level or higher by the beginning of the third grade and will remain on level or higher as an MISD student. Save $125 when you design your own custom calendar. USE PROMO CODE: SCHOOL OFFER EXPIRES 01-01-2016 A perfect fundraising tool for your favorite organization or gift for your loved ones. Save $125 when you order 250 or more Calendars or save $55 for orders of less than 250 Calendars. Get Started Today! Mansfield School & Family 27