Tue February 25, 2014
Gov. Brownback Visits Schools To Drum Up Support For All-Day Kindergarten
Governor Sam Brownback is visiting Kansas elementary schools on Tuesday to build more support for his proposal to fund all-day Kindergarten across Kansas.
Governor Brownback has asked legislators to increase state support by $16 million dollars a year over five years, until the program is fully funded.
The governor is scheduled to visit a classroom in Silver Lake today; he visited a school in Topeka on Monday.
Legislators have been slow to embrace the governor's proposal. They're concerned about the additional expense to the state and whether any academic gains made by attending all-day classes can be sustained.
Brownback says the plan will raise reading scores and help at-risk students succeed.