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Budget Summary FY2018

30006025 - Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
3000-6025 Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative
For grants in fiscal year 2018 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 who will be eligible for kindergarten by September, 2019; 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; provided further, that preference for awarding implementation grants shall be given to communities awarded planning grants in the previous fiscal year or to communities participating in the federal preschool expansion grant program in the previous fiscal year; provided further, that further preference for awarding implementation grants shall be given to communities that provide at least a 1 to 1 match to funding provided through this item; provided further, that grant applicants shall submit a plan to the department detailing the capacity of the local early education and care system to implement such a program, proposed program design, resources needed to ensure high quality standards, input from stakeholders including parents and any other requirements prescribed by the department; 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; provided further that the department of early education and care shall report to the joint committee on education not later than October 16, 2017 the status of the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant program, including but not limited to: summer assessment data of Preschool Expansion Grant students, classroom observation data and qualitative data from program leadership, staff and parents; and provided further, that said report shall also include information on the status of the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative planning grants, including but not limited to a needs assessment, program design and anticipated costs
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Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this item because it is not consistent with my House 1 recommendation.