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Full-day kindergarten recommended

By Tatiana Zarnowski
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A task force made up of district administrators, teachers and parents recommends the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District implement full-day kindergarten this fall, citing research that suggests the longer day better prepares youngsters for school.

A full copy of the task force recommendations are available below.

The committee, headed by Assistant Superintendent Rick Evans, made its recommendations to the Board of Education Tuesday night. Superintendent Patrick McGrath plans to make his own recommendation to the board later this week as part of a larger budget discussion after the state budget is passed.

A full story on the report can be found HERE.

No date has been set for a board vote on the kindergarten issue. The board will adopt a district budget for the 2013-14 school year April 16.

A majority of people seem to be in favor of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School expanding to full-day kindergarten for all students based on an online survey done by the parents of students.

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REPORT-Full-Day Kdg. Task Force

 
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