The EG School District is considering shifting kindergarten to a full-day program and is looking for input from everyone, whether you have young children, older children or no children. Here is a link to the survey. The administration asks that only one survey per household be submitted. The results will be examined by the ad hoc committee that is studying the feasibility of all day kindergarten and shared with the community.
Currently, Meadowbrook and Frenchtown schools offer half-day kindergarten, a morning session and an afternoon session. A few students stay at school all day and attend both sessions because of developmental needs.
In the 2013-14 school year, 22 school districts, charter and state-run schools in Rhode Island offer “universal” full-day kindergarten – all kindergarten students go for the full day. That’s 70 percent of all kindergarten students in the state, compared with 18 percent in 1999-2000. Nationwide, the rate of full-day kindergarten is 77 percent, according to the 2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook.
Supt. Victor Mercurio said he would like to close the survey in two weeks, by July 3.
Here’s the link in long form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TNHYSCm3YcUjQ0YYhrkK684Ac1e46YJPR3FsEibnfqM/viewform