Academy School District 20, Colorado opened enrollment for tuition-FREE, full-day kindergarten beginning in August 2019, deciding not to wait on Colorado lawmakers who are considering funding it statewide.
According to Chief Financial Officer Tom Gregory, the Pikes Peak region’s second-largest district — one of few local districts to charge parents for all-day kindergarten — has been weighing the idea for a while.
“It’s been a longtime goal, and now with interest at the state level, it seemed like the perfect time. Everything is pointing in the same direction, and it’s the right thing to do for kids.”
– Tom Gregory
Academy D-20 to offer tuition-FREE, full-day kindergarten in fall, regardless of state lawmakers’ decision