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All Hurdles Cleared For Full-Day Kindergarten As Council Approves Transfer Of Funds

May 14, 2014 by John Rook

It appears that full-day kindergarten will become a reality for Cheshire, as early as next school year, after the Cheshire Town Council agreed to reallocate $255,000 to the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
The money was moved from the BOE capital budget into the operating budget, where it will be used to help institute full-day kindergarten. The action was approved by a 6-3 vote.
Members of the BOE had suggested that, if the money had not been reallocated, the initiative, which sparked tremendous debate within town during the budget process, might have been delayed. Now, however, it appears that the changeover from a half-day to full-day system will happen when students return to school in August, barring any unforeseen issues.
For more on this story, see Thursday's Cheshire Herald.

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