(WBNG Binghamton) Governor Cuomo announced the recipients of $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding, opening full-day classroom slots to nearly 37,000 children.
The funding, included in the 2014-15 State Budget, is the first installment as part of the State's investment of $1.5 billion over five years to build a Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten program.
The following school districts were among those selected:
-Whitney Point Central School District, Whitney Point: $467,815
-Spencer-Van Etten Central School District, Spencer: $72,756
-Otselic Valley Central School District, South Ostselic: $151,833
-Watkins Glen Central School District, Watkins Glen: $485,056
A full list is can be found here.
81 applicants will receive funding under the Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten Program, representing all regions in the State. The program will result in new full-day pre-kindergarten placements and convert existing half-day placements to full-day placements that meet new program requirements.
The awards are preliminary, pending the review and approval of the New York State Comptroller.