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Wakefield-Marenisco expands GSRP program to full days

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday to increase its Great Start Readiness Program from half-day sessions to full days, starting March 1.

Superintendent Jason Gustafson reported the news in a Tuesday press release.

The action on the state-funded preschool program followed an increase of $5 million in GSRP funds in Michigan’s current fiscal year budget. The funding increase received support from both the state legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

According to state guidelines, the program serves children “at risk for low educational attainment” who are at least...

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