A Communication from State Representative Walter F. Timilty:
Update: Rep. Timilty let the Milton Scene know this morning that the Conference Committee level funded full-day kindergarten at $18,589,713 in the final version of the FY2016 budget. Full details to follow.
July 1, 2015:
As you may know, the provision of maximum resources for The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s full-day kindergarten program continues to be a major budgetary-priority of mine.
While the House of Representative’s budget proposal level-funded this program at the FY15 level of $18,589,713, following the February 9C cuts, the Senate has only funded this line-item at $1,000,000.
As such, attached, is my most recent communication to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian Dempsey, urging the FY16 Budget Conference Committee to fund the full-day kindergarten line-item 7030-1002 at $18,589,713.
As previously mentioned, this is the figure that I, proudly, voted for during the House budget deliberations in late April.
Walter F. Timilty
7th Norfolk District
Children everywhere including our own here in Milton may be busy enjoying the sun, surf and sand and all the joys and freedoms of Summer but it is wonderful to know that there are dedicated individuals who are always advocating on their behalf to ensure that they have the best education possible including the early start with Full Day Kindergarten. It is truly comforting to know that with all the changes and cuts we can always depend on our devoted State Rep Walter F. Timilty for his ongoing advocacy, he knows and understands the value of education and we thank him for working on behalf of our children.