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