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Nevada Approves Aid For All-Day Kindergarten

June 14, 2005 1 min read
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During a special session this month, Nevada legislators unanimously approved a $22 million measure to support statewide funding for full-day kindergarten.

If Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn signs the bill, as he has pledged, it would be the first time Nevada has earmarked state aid for full-day kindergarten.

Under the plan, beginning with the 2006-07 school year, the state department of education would distribute the money to public schools in low-income neighborhoods where at least 55 percent of students are eligible to receive free or reduced-priced lunches.

The legislation also allows districts that had financed full-day kindergarten with federal grants to divert those funds to remedial programs.

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