The Monroe County Community School Corporation is one of 263 school districts around the state applying for grant money to fund full-day kindergarten. MCCSC Director of Assessment and School Operations Michael Shipman says school corporations were asked to estimate how many students would be participating in full-day kindergarten. He says based on the 550 expected in MCCSC, the corporation could get as much as 665 dollars per student. Shipman says MCCSC is excited to offer full-day kindergarten at a reduced rate.
Shipman says the corporation won’t know for sure how much they’ll receive until October, and will continue to charge a fee until January, when charges for full-day kindergarten will be reduced. The General Assembly included $92 million in the budget to go toward full-day kindergarten across the state.