North Canton City School District Holds Off on All-Day, Every-Day Kindergarten

The district decided it will implement all-day, every-day kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year

The North Canton City School District will hold off on implementing an all-day, every-day kindergarten for this year, according to a document released this morning to update K-5 staff and families of elementary students.

The school district hosted community meetings to discuss the best way to start all-day, every-day kindergarten, and it also took suggestions through online forms and through e-mails, Superintendent Michael Gallina said in the document. K-5 staff also filled out surveys.

The district won’t make a final decision until spring, and it won’t begin an all-day, every-day kindergarten until the 2012-2013 school year.

Gallina was unavailable for comment this morning.

Here are some highlights from the document released this morning, which also is available in the PDFs section of this story:

  • Each elementary school principal will select one teacher from grades 1 or 2, one teacher from grades 3, 4 or 5, and two parents to serve on a team. Matt Ile, principal of the , also will choose two staff members and two teachers. Board of education members and others also will be involved.
  • The review team will look at all the information regarding the service plan and will listen to a presentation about the challenges of staying at the Early Childhood Center for all-day, every-day kindergarten. They also will go over the other two plans. One involves creating primary and intermediate centers, making and elementaries K-2 buildings, while and Orchard Hill elementaries would house grades 3-5. The district would use the to house the , and the . The district would raze the the building they're currently in on Charlotte Street.
  • The review team could meet up to three times before Gallina gives his final comments the week of April 11.


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