For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
George Strout
Communications Director
603-224-7751, ext 308

NEA-NH Statement on Passage of Funding for Full Day Kindergarten, SB-191 
Concord, NH - NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle released the following statement on the passage of SB 191:
"NEA-New Hampshire applauds the passage of SB 191, and thanks Governor Sununu and the bi-partisan coalition of legislators for finally putting New Hampshire on the path to full day kindergarten."
"NEA-New Hampshire has always, and will always continue, to advocate that full day kindergarten be funded in full in the same manner as all other grades," said Tuttle.   "However, NEA-NH also recognizes sometimes you have to compromise in the process of getting to your ultimate goal."
"The benefits of full-day kindergarten are clear. Those students that attend full-day kindergarten are better prepared to enter first grade, have a higher high school graduation rate and are more likely to go to college. Full day kindergarten is a sound educational investment and I am thrilled that the legislators in Concord have recognized that."

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