Lawmakers consider expansion of state preschool program

A bill pending in the state Senate would broaden qualifications for state-sponsored preschool, in hopes more families can take advantage of services already paid for. Although lawmakers provided $46 million two years ago to open some 9,500 new slots in the program, many districts send back money to the state because not enough qualified students applied. AB 1754 is aimed at solving that problem by expanding the pool of families who are eligible.

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