Business Leaders from San Antonio’s Greater Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, North Chamber and Women’s Chamber, say they are behind Mayor Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA program.
“And we’re behind it for one simple reason," said Richard Perez, "and that is that we want to be known as a city of education.”
Perez, along with Ramiro Cavazos, Larry Anthis, and Dr. Yvonne Katz, spoke of the advantages the program would have with thousands of four-year-olds in the Alamo City.
According to Interim Superintendent Rey Madrigal, Harlandale ISD is growing each year despite a lack of new housing developments. He said this year enrollment increased by 217 students.
For city council members, this means neighborhoods are being revitalized with younger families, and also more children to fill pre-K classes.