"There's a cost for sure," East Lansing superintendent, David Chapin, said.
Additional costs have hit East Lansing schools for the past 10 years, ever since the district implemented the all-day program.
"Currently we are all-day, full-day kindergarten," Chapin
"It's essentially double the cost of a half-day program."
says the extra cost is worth it and he's
seen positive results come from the full-day program.
"We did a study a few years ago and we have some pretty good data that shows that it has an impact through the early grades," Chapin
The data shows positive results up to second grade, but Chapin
says that's where the research stops.