Well, that didn’t take long. The new pre-K funding is released and already the school district is complaining in the Journal (subscription) that they are underfunded:
State preschool funding is not going to reach as far as Albuquerque Public School officials hoped when the new pre-K program begins this fall.
APS will have two state-funded pre-kindergartens, eight less than district officials had bid for.
And school officials say the amount of money they will receive from the state will barely cover the basic costs of running the preschools.
Consider this a foreshadowing of things to come. Our districts won’t be happy until we follow in Georgia’s footsteps (subscription).