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Budget Summary FY2016

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30006025 - Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
3000-6025 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative
For grants in fiscal year 2016 to support planning activities in cities, towns, regional school districts or educational collaboratives currently providing pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities, to expand pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities on a voluntary basis to children ages 2 years and 9 months to 3 years and 11 months old; provided, that planning grants shall be awarded through a competitive process established by the department of early education and care utilizing the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant public-private partnership model; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding these funds to districts serving high percentages of high-needs students; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative without further appropriation
0 500,000

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this item because it is not consistent with my House 1 recommendation.