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A new class action lawsuit was filed last week challenging the way some Idaho school districts charge parents fees for sending their children to all-day kindergarten. Currently, the state only provides funding for half-day kindergarten. Some school districts including West Ada and Boise offer all-day, but charge parents fees to defray the cost.


We talk with Idaho Falls attorney Jason Wood, one of the plaintiffs in the case. He says the fees violate Idaho's constitution and discriminate against students in poverty. 



The Nampa School District recently announced they will provided tuition-free, full day, five-day kindergarten for residents of that district. Idaho Matters talks with the Boise district about upcoming kindergarten expansion plans and the Association for the Education of Young People about the role kindergarten plays in early childhood development and families economies.

On The Monday, March 25, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 22, 2019

  • Treasure Valley school districts look to free, full day, five day kindergarten.
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