Governor welcomes students on first day of school

There will be a little extra fuss this morning at Brimhall Elementary in Roseville when Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius greet students arriving for the first day of school.

The three will be on hand at 9:15 a.m. to greet the excited/nervous students, their parents and teachers, as they arrive at the school, 1251 Co. Rd. B2 W., following the three-month summer vacation.

The political trio also will talk with reporters afterward and likely will stress the big jump in all-day kindergarten. Of the 65,700 students starting kindergarten this fall, 99.6 percent will attend all day, free of charge.

All-day kindergarten was a big part of Dayton’s education plan, and he fought with Republicans last session who blocked his plan for funding universal pre-K. 

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