Jonesboro Pre-K holds reunion

Jonesboro Pre-K holds reunion
The Jonesboro School District hosted a reunion for its first Pre-K students Wednesday. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - It was not your typical school reunion Wednesday, but Jonesboro school officials said its first class helped to create the groundwork for an important program and its future.

The Jonesboro School District hosted a reunion for its Pre-K program Wednesday. The preschool started in 2004 for three and four-year-olds.

The first group of students who went through the Pre-K program is set to graduate high school this year, with both graduations important as well.

Jonesboro superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks said the students had an opportunity to receive a good education in a new type of learning.

"They started as second graders in the magnet schools and then they were able to go through the academy system so many changes that have happened over the last decade, those students have been a part of that and helped us direct where we are today in many, many ways," Wilbanks said.

The preschool program was important, especially when it started, and Willbanks said the program now has double the number of preschoolers when it began.

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