EDUCATION

Full Day Kindergarten Is Adopted

The House of Representatives voted 231-100 to pass SB 191, legislation that would provide additional funds to communities with full day public kindergarten programs.

House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff (D-Penacook) said, “I am thrilled that the House has stepped up to support providing additional funds to communities that offer full day public kindergarten. The benefits of early childhood education, to the social and academic development of our children, are clear. This bill is a long-overdue recognition of those benefits, and a signal to working families and the business community that we understand our obligation to offer all New Hampshire children the opportunity for a high quality education. Support of full day public kindergarten is a top priority for House Democrats, and I am pleased that the Republican majority has joined us in recognizing the benefit of this investment.”

I was proud to vote in favor of this bill and what it means for our newest generation in New Hampshire. This is long overdue and our governor has stated that he will sign this when it comes to his desk.

I want to thank all the residents of Greenland who voted to support full-day kindergarten in March and now the state of NH will be supporting our efforts here.