Nashua's Board of Education approved a budget this week that includes full-day kindergarten at all of the city’s schools. Currently, full-day kindergarten is offered at six the city’s twelve elementary schools.
Its expansion has been championed by Jim Donchess, the city’s mayor.
Nashua’s school budget, including funds for full day kindergarten, will now go to the Board of Alderman and then the Board of Education.
About three quarters of towns and cities in New Hampshire offer full day kindergarten.
The topic has been part of this year’s state budget negotiation. Earlier this week, House budget writers nixed Governor Sununu’s proposal to spend $9 million a year in state dollars expanding full day kindergarten to more districts.