Kansas funding of full-day kindergarten not advancing

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, on Tuesday said Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to provide state funding for full-day kindergarten probably isn't advancing during the current legislative session.

"It doesn't have any legs this year," Merrick said.

Merrick indicated the kindergarten issue was getting swallowed up in the legislative response to the recent school finance decision by the Kansas Supreme Court, which ordered legislators to restore funding that helps poor school districts.

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