The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that legislation repealing a mandate for all school districts to provide all day kindergarten has passed the Ohio State Senate and awaits the governor's signature.
Ohio's all-day kindergarten mandate was sent to the chopping block Tuesday.
The State Senate voted 25-8 to eliminate the requirement, mirroring the House's decision last month. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign the bill.
All-day kindergarten, which took effect last fall, was part of Gov. Ted Strickland's education reform plans. School districts were allowed to seek waivers for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.