Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill into law providing additional statewide funding for full-day kindergarten programs, which should help fill budget shortfalls in some southern Indiana school districts.
Both Greater Clark County Schools and New Albany-Floyd County Schools already provide free full-day kindergarten programs to all students. It’s not required by the state, but both have made room in their budgets to support the programs.
GCCS began offering full-day kindergarten programs this school year, adding nearly $800,000 dollars to the budget, said Chief Operating Officer Marty Bell.