Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 6:46 p.m.
More than 50 Clark County elementary schools are being considered for state-funded, full-day kindergarten programs next school year.
This past legislative session, lawmakers approved $30 million in additional state funding to expand full-day kindergarten programs in Nevada. The state has funded full-day kindergarten programs at more than a hundred at-risk schools in Nevada since 2005.
The Clark County School District is now applying for $74 million in state money over the next biennium to maintain current full-day kindergarten programs at 42 elementary schools and expand the program to an unknown number of elementary schools.
There are 54 schools that are being considered for state-funded, full-day kindergarten programs. These schools were chosen because they have a high number of students who participate in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program.
Here are the elementary schools being considered for tuition-free, full-day kindergarten: Adams, Antonello, Bennett, Brookman, Bruner, Bryan, Cartwright, Christensen, Cozine, Decker, Derfelt, Deskin, Kickens, Dondero, Duncan, Earl, Eisenberg, French, Galloway, Gehring, Gilbert, Goldfarb, Gray, Guy, Harris, Hayden, Hoggard, Indian Springs, Iverson, Jacobson, Jydstrup, Kahre, Katz, Kim, Mackey, McCaw, McMillan, Parson, Perkins, Priest, Rogers, Scott, Simmons, Smith, Tanaka, Tartan, Thorpe, Tobler, Tomiyasu, Treem, Virgin Valley, Wasden, Watson and Wolfe.
The state is expected to announce which of these schools will have free full-day kindergarten for its students in August.