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Local schools welcome free full-day kindergarten


August 7, 2019

Photo by Jocelyn Rowley Principal Nancy Pitz said that Niwot Elementary’s transition to tuition-free full-day kindergarten has been “very smooth.” The school will be offering three full-day classes this fall.

Full-day kindergarten programs have been available in the local school districts for more than a decade, but often came with a steep monthly tuition fee. Starting this school year, those programs will be free to families in all Colorado public schools, thanks to a bill signed into law last May by governor Jared Polis that funds kindergarten at the same per-pupil rate as the o...

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