Lawmakers are actively considering several ways to disperse state literacy funding that increases opportunities for districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
Several kindergarten bills are expected to be introduced in the coming weeks that will determine how the $47 million increase in literacy funding recommended by Gov. Little will be allocated to districts.
Chris Parri, IEA’s political director, and the rest of the IEA’s lobby team are working with lawmakers on these various proposals to ensure school districts can meet the needs of students, educators, and families and offer robust, full-day Kindergarten.
To weigh indirectly on this issue, our friends at the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and the Save the Children Action Network have created a webpage to reach out to legislators on this issue. Click here to visit their site and take action.