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Afternoon Community Education programs cancelled
Due to a water main break near the Bloomington Community Education Campus, water has been shut off in the building indefinitely. As a result, the following programs are cancelled for the afternoon:
  • Community Education and Metro South programs
  • Bloomington Career and College Academy (BCCA)
  • Bloomington Transition Center (BTC)
Career and College Academy students will remain at their home school. Students attending BTC will be transported home, and their parents have been notified.

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Initiative for Lasting Change

The Initiative for Lasting Change currently focuses resources on students attending Washburn and Westwood Elementary Schools' Kinderprep program - a preschool program for three- and four-year-olds who are from low-income households and/or English Language Learners.

Our Goal

The goals of the Initiative are to get ALL kids ready for kindergarten and ALL kids reading by 3rd grade.

Strategies used to reach these goals include parent support, wrap-around services and transition to Kindergarten plans.  In addition, the Initiative helps connect families to resources in our community to meet basic needs and increase family engagement.

The We Believe Alliance has gratefully received grants and contributions from the United Way, Walmart, Bloomington Crime Prevention Association, community churches and individual donors.  The Alliance funds projects implemented by partners, including the Initiative for Lasting Change.


The Initiative for Lasting Change video makes the case for change and how the District's pivotal work creating effective internal systems and external partnerships are helping to address student and family needs.

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