PITTSFIELD — All Pittsfield elementary schools would offer full-day pre-kindergarten under a proposed budget presented Wednesday. The plan seeks to close achievement gaps and provide mental and academic supports during the COVID-19 recovery.
The proposal comes after a year of financial uncertainty for school districts across the country. The district intends to use millions of federal coronavirus grant dollars to hire 22 staff to help students and educators deal with pandemic impacts over the next two years.
A preliminary spending plan proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker would increase the district’s state education funding by $1,170,548, though Assistant Superintendent of Business