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Statehouse roundup, 2.14.2021: Full-day kindergarten funding bill emerges

Blake Jones02/14/2022

A bill to fund full-day kindergarten throughout the state made its debut in the Senate Education Committee Monday.

It would take a direct approach, allowing school districts to collect double the per-pupil funding they now receive for half-day kindergarten.

That proposal, from Sen. Carl Crabtree, would cost somewhere between $42 million and $46 million annually, if an estimated 80% of school districts take advantage of full-day kindergarten funding. They would have the option of doing so, and students would have the option of attending.

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