- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved guidelines for the city’s plan to subsidize preschool.

The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/6UPztl ) that Monday’s vote lays out a plan for how the city will choose preschool providers and other details.

Voters in November approved a four-year $58 million property-tax levy to pay for the program. The goal is to provide high-quality preschool services to support early learning and get kids ready for school.

The city plans to approve the first 14 subsidized classrooms this fall and then expand to serving 2,000 children in 100 classrooms by 2018.

Under the program, a family of four making less than $70,000 a year will get free tuition. Others will pay varying rates depending on family size and income.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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