Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
All-day kindergarten plan in works
The State Board of Education is pushing a $9.8 million all-day kindergarten plan. The idea is to identify students who are struggling with reading — and make all-day school available to them. Before this happens, the 2016 Legislature would have to buy off on the idea and the budget. That’s probably not a sure thing, in a state where kindergarten remains optional and in a Statehouse where pre-kindergarten bills have gotten nowhere. And while state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s 2016-17 budget proposal seeks an additional $110 million for K-12, the $9.8 million kindergarten line item is not part of her equation/Kevin Richert, Idaho Education Network. More here.