30006025 - Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative

Account Description FY2018
Spending
FY2019
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3000-6025 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative
For grants in fiscal year 2019 to support implementation activities in cities, towns, regional school districts or educational collaboratives to expand pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities on a voluntary basis to children who will be eligible for kindergarten by September 2020; provided, that implementation 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 implementation grants to districts serving high percentages of high-needs students; provided further, that additional preference shall be given in awarding implementation grants to districts that have completed strategic planning efforts that support expanding access to high-quality preschool through the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2019 on the status of implementation activities including, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the recipients of grant funding; (b) the number of children served by recipients; (c) the size of awarded grants by recipient; and (d) recipients' workforce development efforts; 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
134,692 5,000,000