The White River School District will offer free all-day kindergarten classes this fall.
The district has in the past offered tuition-based all-day kindergarten as an option. But Superintendent Janel Keating said that this year, the district decided to fund the program for all students.
The district promises timely refunds to families who had already made tuition payments for the year.
Many school districts around the state received new state funding, authorized in late June, that allows them to offer or expand similar programs. But those new state dollars are aimed first at high-poverty schools, and White River did not qualify.
For more information about White River's all-day kindergarten program, call the White River school in which your child is enrolled, beginning Aug. 20.