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Committee to Explore All-Day K in East Greenwich

The School Committee has voted to form an ad-hoc committee to study the feasibility of implementing an all-day kindergarten program in East Greenwich.

The School Committee this week approved the formation of an ad-hoc committee to study the feasibility of all-day kindergarten at Frenchtown and Meadowbrook Elementary Schools.

The new committee's charge will be to "determine the feasibility of implementing and sustaining" all-day K at both schools beginning in the fall of 2015 at the earliest.

The committee will try to see if the implementation would be "cost effective and sensitive to the comprehensive fiscal needs of the entire district," according to the charge.

The committee will have between 8 and 10 members comprised of the following:
  • One central office member
  • Two building level administrators (at least one of whom would be from either Frenchtown or Meadowbrook), 
  • Four teachers (at least one of whom would be a special educator and at least one  of whom would be a current kindergarten teacher) 
  • Four parents (none of whom shall have students entering kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year)
  • Membership may include up to three (3) School Committee members
The committee, in addition to conducting lots of research, will survey parents, teachers and administrators, conduct two public forums and two faculty and staff forums among other tasks.

If you're a parent interested in serving on the committee, click HERE to fill out an application.
David April 27, 2014 at 06:25 AM
This needs to happen. It is shameful they haven't already done this.
pam April 27, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Don't be so quick to pass your kids off to government schools. Those years provide precious moments with your children and they go by so fast and you will never get them back. Keep them close as long as you can...you will never regret it.
David April 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM
2 1/2 hours of school is pretty ridiculous. The kids spend all their time getting there, getting settled or getting ready to leave. There is little time to learn anything. We paid for private full day kindergarten. Every town with a decent school district has either gone to full day or is planning to do so.
EG April 28, 2014 at 08:12 AM
EG should be a leader in education instead of being a slacker.

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