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Full-day kindergarten bill for Colorado signed into law


May 22, 2019
KKTV

This fall the state of Colorado is offering funding to families for full-day kindergarten after Gov. Jared Polis signed HB19-1262 into law on Tuesday.

Funds were set aside by the Joint Budget Committee in March, as the law is also expected to free up more than 5,000 preschool slots. Gov. Polis also signed HB19-1055 into law, providing $25 million to help school districts with kindergarten and preschool implementation costs such as furniture and equipment this year.

“We are so excited that now every child in Colorado will have access to free, full-day kindergarten,” Polis said through a news release Tuesday. “No longer will a family have to choose between paying for kindergarten or making rent. This will save families thousands of dollars each year and open the door for others who could not afford it. This big step forward for Colorado children has been many years in the making. A broad, bipartisan coalition has worked tirelessly to see this vision become reality.”