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Easing fiscal burden a priority for officials

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 29, 2013

~~<p>Families should be able to apply in March for a slice of the $6 million in additional preschool subsidies state lawmakers approved earlier this year to help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten next year.</p>
<p>The funds aim to help ease the transition to a higher age requirement for kindergarten and the elimination of junior kindergarten at public schools, beginning with the 2014-15 school year. At that time, students will need to be 5 years old by July 31 to enroll in kindergarten.</p>
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Families should be able to apply in March for a slice of the $6 million in additional preschool subsidies state lawmakers approved earlier this year to help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten next year.

The funds aim to help ease the transition to a higher age requirement for kindergarten and the elimination of junior kindergarten at public schools, beginning with the 2014-15 school year. At that time, students will need to be 5 years old by July 31 to enroll in kindergarten. Login for more...



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