’ officials have said an all-day, every-day kindergarten program would promote greater academic achievement, among other benefits. However, curriculum director Peggy Savage has said, by law, parents still have the right not to send their children to the all-day kindergarten, if it is created next year.
To establish an all-day kindergarten program, district officials have proposed shuffling students around a bit. This redistricting calls for changing and elementary schools into primary centers for K-2, and and Orchard Hill elementary schools into intermediate centers for grades 3-5.
The district still is collecting input on all-day kindergarten and the redistricting. Another community meeting to discuss the topic will take place tonight at 7 p.m. inside ’s Hoover Hall.
Now, “Patch Moms,” let’s get talking about this subject. Are you for or against sending your child to all-day, every-day kindergarten? What do you see as the pros and cons of this program? Do you feel this move will create an educational gap between the students who do and do not attend all-day kindergarten? Do you see the program being more of a benefit or burden for the district? What do you think of the district’s redistricting plan to house the all-day kindergarten program?
Our first question: Basically, what are your thoughts on all this?
If you have your own questions, feel free to post those, as well, and together, we can get even more educated on the issue.