Applications Open For Half-Year In 10 Pre-K Expansion Counties

Sep 26, 2017

The state-funded preschool pilot program that began with five counties was expanded during the 2017 legislative session for 15 more counties. Now, parents in 10 of those counties can apply for half-year preschool.

But all low-income families applying will also have to comply with a new program requirement.

A state grant would pay for half or full day preschool for a 4-year-old child beginning next January.

Purdue University

9:30 a.m. Saturday Update:

Purdue's Board of Trustees has now officially voted for this policy change on the second day of its regularly-scheduled December meeting. The policy change takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017, giving unmarried same-sex couples using the school's benefits just more than a year to make other plans.


Purdue’s Board of Trustees is set to sign off on the removal of same-sex partner benefits from the school’s offerings.

Purdue employees who smoke and are covered under a university health insurance plan will pay a higher premium next year.

Currently, tobacco users pay an additional $250 for health care.

In 2013, that amount will double to $500.

The premium can be waived if a tobacco cessation program is completed and approved by November 16th.

University officials say all employees will pay more for health insurance in 2013, although the increase will vary depending on the plan.

The Board of Trustees will set the medical plan rates at its October 12th meeting.