Access to full-day Kindergarten depends on your zip code

CLEVELAND -- With more emphasis on state testing, there is a push for more districts to go to full-day Kindergarten.

Not all districts offer full-day and some do but charge tuition.

"We don't want haves and have-nots," says Strongsville Superintendent John Krupinski.

"We will offer the same academics in half-day and full-day Kindergarten."

For the first time, Strongsville will offer full-day Kindergarten in the fall at $2,000 per student per year.

If a family qualifies for free and reduced lunch, there is a reduced price.

Some parents we talked to some families just can't afford tuition. Some districts, like Euclid, offer all-day free Kindergarten.

"It is really important in a district like ours to make that investment because we are a high-poverty school district," says Euclid Superintendent Keith Bell.

Right now, Ohio is among 12 states that charge for Kindergarten tuition. Many districts say they just can't afford free, all day Kindergarten without more help from the state of Ohio.


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