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Many school districts across the state want to provide full-day kindergarten options to parents, but lack state funding to provide such programs.
Within the state's funding model, students in kindergarten count as half whereas students in other grades count as one. The legislature is moving to assess these programs at the state level and perhaps will provide more funding in 2-3 years, but in the meantime programs are at risk of being cut locally due to lack of funding.
Debate has been heating up in school districts across the state, with many parents attending school board meetings for the first time.
Here is a small sampling of how this debate is shaping up in one community -
Kindergarten Quandry published in the Gazette Times
It seems like an appropriate time for a state-wide discussion about how each school district is grappling with the issue.
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