Webster Schools Considering Full Day of Kindergarten
A proposal to offer full-time kindergarten in the future brought the Webster School District Community together Thursday night.
The idea started about 18 months ago in a summer workshop with the Board of Education. Compared nationally, Webster found its kindergarten students only just met the benchmark for acceptable learning.
The advisory committee then asked the community about its thoughts on New York State's Common Core Curriculum. The curriculum would take a full day to incorporate learning, experience, and core learning.
Out of 1200 survey participants, about 80% are in favor or full-time kindergarten.
This was the full public input forum before the decision is reached.
"Literacy, math are so important in the younger years. Laying that foundation about how to think, about how to form thoughts, about how to communicate with each other, so all of that can go on in a full day program," said Adele Bovard, Webster School superintendent.
The Board will make a final decision on whether to switch to full-time December 6th at 7 p.m.