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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2014

Fund Code: 702
Transition to Full-Day Kindergarten Grant

Funds Allocated: $150,529 (State)
Funds Requested: $514,457
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 2014 (FY14), so that they will be ready to implement full-day kindergarten at the start of the 2014-2015 school year (FY15).
Number of Proposals Received: 8
Number of Proposals Recommended: 5
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 3
Result of Funding: This grant will support five public school districts to transition 15 part-day kindergarten sessions to become full-day kindergarten classrooms in September 2014. Awards are anticipated to create full-day kindergarten opportunities for approximately 375 students starting in September 2014. 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 programs, 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 $10,000 to $90,000.
RecipientAmount
Billerica Public Schools$90,000
Hopkinton Public Schools20,000
Mansfield Public Schools10,000
Scituate Public Schools10,000
Stoneham Public Schools20,529
Total State Funds$150,529


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Last Updated: March 11, 2014
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