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Armed with pilot project success, Bullock renews call for preschool program


January 2, 2019

Gov. Steve Bullock is once again proposing Montana launch a state-funded preschool program for those who cannot afford private pre-kindergarten programs for their children.

The governor included a $30 million grant program to support high-quality preschool programs supplied by public schools, community-based providers or head start programs in his budget ahead of the 2019 legislative session.

It is the governor's third attempt at state-funded preschool, but the first to benefit from the results of a pilot project in communities around the state. In 2017, Bullock introduced a preschool gran...

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