Colorado Just Started Paying For Full-Day Kindergarten. The Budget Crisis Could Threaten It.

Colorado Public Radio | Andrew Kenney

“Now is certainly not the time for Coloradans to have to worry about hundreds of dollars per month coming out of their already thin pocketbooks to pay for their child’s education.”

Through a law passed in the 2019 legislative session, Colorado generated $175 million in new funding to help school districts offer free, full-day kindergarten. With Governor Polis committed to keeping full-day kindergarten funded and bi-partisan support to limit COVID-19’s financial impact on K-12 education, legislators may need to get creative in addressing budget gaps following the crisis.

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