Lodi Unified's pregnant student center to broaden its horizons
Marquita Palmore, 16, right, six months pregnant with her first child in April 2005, was able to work toward a high school diploma in Lodi Unified's New Horizons program. The program was recently rewarded reimbursement from the state for every child in the day care program at the rate of $30 per day, nearly doubling its operational budget. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2006 10:00 pm
With some time, planning and a little cash from the state, Lodi
Unified is giving its teen parenthood program a makeover.
New Horizons has served hundreds of students in the last three
decades, at times operating out of nothing more than a day care
center or portable classroom. Teens, mostly pregnant moms to be,
combined parenting skill classes with their regular grade level
curriculum in the all-day program.
Friday, January 6, 2006 10:00 pm.