Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $340 million in grants to 81 school districts to implement or expand pre-K programs

Some Hudson Valley school districts are starting the new school year with expanded pre-K programs. At a time when many school districts have had to

The grants, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

The grants, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Tuesday, will reimburse schools as they implement or expand their pre-K programs. (Credit: News 12 )

YONKERS - Some Hudson Valley school districts are starting the new school year with expanded pre-K programs.

At a time when many school districts have had to cut pre-K and other programs due to budget cutbacks, a $340 million windfall to 81 school districts across the state, including some in the Hudson Valley, comes as a welcome gift.

The grants, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Tuesday, will reimburse schools as they implement or expand their pre-K programs.

Ossining schools will receive $2.1 million. The money will also allow the Ossining School District to increase its pre-K teaching roster from seven to 14.

Newburgh City schools will receive nearly $3 million in grant money, while the Catholic School Region of Central Westchester will get a little over $2 million.

White Plains Public Schools will also receive more than $1 million.

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