Frankfort, Zionsville among nine IN school districts to offer full-day K for first time this fall
Full-day kindergarten will be offered in every public school district in Indiana this fall.
All but nine school districts already had full-day kindergarten, even though state funding fell short of covering the costs.
Legislators used a budget windfall to fully fund the program for next year, but it was still up to local school boards to decide whether to go forward.
All nine holdouts have opted to do so, including Frankfort and Zionsville.
School officials say the biggest cost of full-day kindergarten is the additional teachers, but they also need items such as desks, chairs, and textbooks.
Some of those costs must be covered by the local school districts.
Lawmakers haven‘t guaranteed funding for full-day kindergarten beyond the current budget.