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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2015

Fund Code: 702
Transition to Full-Day Kindergarten Grant

Funds Allocated:$354,347 (State)
Funds Requested:$490,000
Purpose: The purpose of the state-funded Transition to Full-Day Kindergarten grant is to encourage the voluntary expansion of high-quality full-day kindergarten classrooms across Massachusetts. The grant is intended to assist districts with the preparation needed during fiscal year 2015 (FY15), so that they will be able to implement full-day kindergarten at the start of the 2015-2016 school year (FY16).
Number of Proposals Received:7
Number of Proposals Recommended:7
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:0
Result of Funding: This grant will support seven public school districts to transition 49 part-day kindergarten sessions to become full-day kindergarten classrooms in September 2015. Awards are anticipated to create full-day kindergarten opportunities for approximately 1,000 students starting in September 2015. Funds will be used to support the transition to full-day kindergarten preparation efforts, including but not limited to: adjustments to curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to reflect a full-day kindergarten schedule, professional development, alignment with preschool and grades 1-3, family and community engagement, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation activities, and transition activities into kindergarten and from kindergarten into first grade. Grant awards range from $14,463 to $122,937.


RecipientsAmounts
Avon Public Schools$14,463
Chelmsford Public Schools122,937
Hingham Public Schools86,779
Norton Public Schools21,695
Sandwich Public Schools28,926
Tewksbury Public Schools43,389
Wakefield Public Schools36,158
Total State Funds$354,347


Last Updated: December 18, 2014
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