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Senate Gives Final OK to Kindergarten Bill

Senate Gives Final OK to Kindergarten Bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Senate gave its final OK to a measure that would establish an extended-day kindergarten program throughout Utah.

Senate Bill 49 would create a voluntary program that would target at-risk children in low-income schools.

The measure, sponsored by Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan, also includes language that reaffirms the state still believes that the job of preparing children for school belongs in the home and that the program is voluntary.

The bill carries with it a $7.5-million price tag, and lawmakers say the program would affect around 10,000 students.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

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